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Ensemble de Beng Mealea

Date of Submission: 01/09/1992
Criteria: (iv)
Category: Cultural
Coordinates: Nord-Est de Siem Reap
Ref.: 66
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Description

Le temple de Beng Meala est situé sur le grand axe joignant Angkor au Prah Khan de Kompong Svay. Le site de Beng Mealea est l'un des plus grands ensembles de la region d'Angkor puisqu'il couvre, à l'interieur de ses bassins-fosses de 45 metres de largeur et de 4200 de peripherie, une superficie de 108 hectares. Tres proche dans sa composition d'Angkor Vat (préau cruciforme), il presente des particularités remarquables: - présence entre la deuxième et la troisième enceinte (coté Sud) de batiments-annexes; - developpement des chaussees sur colonnes.