Friday 18 October 2013

Ta Prohm Angkor Cambodia

Ta Prohm is a sprawling monasteric complex that is only partially cleared of jungle over-growth. Intentionally left partially unrestored, massive fig & silk- cotton tress grow from the towers and corridors offering a "jungle atmosphere" and some of the best "tree-in-temple" photo opportunities at Angkor. Unfortunately, massive numbers of visitors and the recent installation of wooden walkways are detracting some from the "jungle atmosphere."

Ta Phrom is still well worth an extended exploration of its dark corridors and open plazas. This temple was one of Jayavarman VII's first major temple projects. Ta Prohm was dedicated to his mother. (Preah Khan, built shortly after Ta Prohm in the same general style, was dedicated to Jayavarman VII's father.) Ta Prohm was originally constructed as a Buddhist monastery and was enormously wealthy in its time, boasting of control over 3000 villages, thousnads of support staff and vast stores of jewels and gold. Of the monastic complex style temples, Ta Prohm is a superior exmaple and should e included in almost any temple itinerary.

The entrance gate to the temple of Ta Prohm.

The striking sun made the temple in green hue due to the moss growth.
Just need to sit for a while to absorb the amazing view.
Gigantic trees growing all around the area.

This enormous tree reminded be of the movie "Tomb Raider".
The interior of Ta Prohm temple.
I just kept staring on the trees swaying peacefully
with the peaceful air.
This tree is situated right on the walls of the temple.
Jungle atmosphere anywhere around the temple.

I dont know what kind of tree is this, but its definitely standing
so high & huge enough to serve as natural shades for tourists.

Temple door opening.

You must have at least one photo in these gigantic tree
at Ta Prohm Temple.

Temple ruin situation.

Ta Prohm is a must visit temple in Angkor.

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