Beng Mealea’s name means Lotus Pond and is a recent one, its original name being unknown because as yet no inscription giving details about who built the temple, when and what they called it has been found. This temple has been constructed with exceptional care, unlike Banteay Chamr for example, which shows signs of hast and carelessness. Where the stonework is in its original position at Beng Mealea you can walk through mysterious halls and galleries. In other places tree roots have prized the stones apart causing whole sections to collapse, the great piles of stones looking like toy blocks scattered by some giant child. In other places moss transforms such stones into cubes of green velvet. But it is the tree; their roots, their foliage and the play of light and shade they create on surfaces that make Beng Mealea so worth a visit.