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Ta Prohm - Tomb Raider, Raiders of the Lost Ark - all that sort of stuff.

Awesome, fascinating, beautiful, mysterious - I run out of words when it comes to describing this place.

So I shall leave it to my old faithful, Wikepedia!

Ta Prohm is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was built by King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most of the other Angkor temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.

The temple was used as a location in the film Tomb Raider. Although the film took visual liberties with other Angkor temples, its scenes of Ta Prohm were quite faithful to the temple's actual appearance, and made use of its eerie qualities.

The lad in the photo is a resident guide, offering his tour services for a couple of dollars.

This is a part of my
Cambodia travelogue

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