Beng Mealea used to receive very few visitors due to its remote location at 70km from Siem Reap town. This site was famous for its ‘bad shape and ruins, covered with moss’. This statement was no longer true when we visited Beng Mealea on 31st January 2012.
Jayavarman VII built Ta Phrom for his mother, and Preah Khan for his father.
Banteay Srei was a very small temple ~25km from Angkor Thom. Yet, it ranked #2 on my top 5 temples.