The Dilapidated Hallway
"Beng Mealea is a temple in the Angkor Wat style located 40 km east of the main group of temples at Angkor, Cambodia, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay." - Taken from Wiki. The Beng Mealea is one of the very few ancient wonders that has NOT been restored nor maintained.
Shortly upon entering the inner court of the Beng Mealea temple, you will encounter this rather neatly fallen stack of sandstones. These were the building blocks that was once part of the walls of a hallway corridor and its roof. My guess was that it had fallen over due to the earthquakes. At the end of the corridor is one of the many doorways into the lower chambers of the temple. This particular one has been overtaken by a strangler fig (Ficus gibbosa).
Beng Mealea Temple.
Siam Reap, Cambodia.
- Jon K. Stoutlager