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Beng Melea

Listed under Temples in Cambodia.

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'The temple is largely overrun by vegetation and very lightly touristed, giving it an adventurous, ‘lost temple’ feel.'

'Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style under the same king that built Angkor Wat, Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Though there are some lintel and doorway carvings, there are no bas-reliefs and the carvings are comparatively sparse. When the temple was active, the walls may have been covered, painted or had frescos. '

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