Originally located on an island in the middle of the man-made East Lake, Dongmeiben Temple had to take a boat to enter the temple. Now the stone steps outside the gate of Dongmeiben Temple are the wharf that went ashore to enter the temple at that time. What makes me feel good here is these small flowers growing from the cracks in the stones. When the sun shines, the flowers and the ruins are perfectly combined. They are very beautiful. I hope to sit here for a day.
Siem Reap, Cambodia. When we saw the Dongmeiben Temple, we were already dizzy. It was a Gaotai temple with beautiful scenery. On the platform, we could see the forest in all directions. It felt very good to see the sunset. But Siem Reap only has three places: Bakan Mountain, Bige Mountain and Donglisa Lake, which are closed after 5:30, which means that these three places are standard sunset viewers.
When we went to the East Meiben Temple, it was the best time for the weather. The decadent pillars were magnificent against the background of blue sky and white clouds. There are five pagodas in the East Meiben Temple, each with an elephant at its four corners, which is very upright. It's a pity that a lot of attractive people don't go there when they go. The scenery is unique.
Originally in the center of Dongchi, Dongchi was about 7 kilometers east-west and 1.8 kilometers north-south for irrigation. Dongmeiben Temple seems to be floating in the pond, also known as Golden Mountain now the water in the reservoir has dried up. At the same time, three main building materials of Khmer buildings - brick, sandstone and laterite were used to build the monument. Brick roofs and wooden roofs were preserved. The monastery is surrounded by double walls. There are various subsidiary buildings between the walls and the walls. The pyramidal Dongmeiben monastery has simple structure and much less visual effect.
East Mebon, built in 953, is the ancestral temple built by Rajendra varman II to worship ancestors. Dongmeiben Temple and Bijie Temple are very similar (so that when we arrived at Dongmeiben, we mistakenly thought it was Bijie Temple at first). The construction ages of Dongmeiben Temple and Bijie Temple seem not far apart. They were all built by Rajandra Bama II. It is said that the difference is only about ten years. In addition to the higher steps of Dongmeiben, there are also stone elephants around Dongmeiben.
Dongmeiben Temple is very beautiful here. There are elephants in four corners. It must be great to see the sunset here. The beauty here is that it is not made of bluestone, but a large number of red earth, brick and sandstone, in the sun like a red flame, there is a kind of small and delicate beauty.
Dongmeiben Temple worships Shiva, a Hindu god. Originally built on Dongchi Central Island, the pond has dried up. In the form of the Diamond Throne Pagoda, there are three floors and five pagodas. There are four elephant sculptures of the same size as the true elephant at the four corners of the first and second steps, which originated from the ancient Indian myth that the four giant elephants supported the universe.
There are three floors to reach the platform of the main hall. The steps are easy to walk, not particularly steep, but we should be careful, because of weathering, the stone has been polished smooth. There are huge statues of elephants in four directions, distributed in four directions of two-storey bases, a total of eight, and on both sides of each door are statues of lions - Sinha.