Ta Prohm is formerly known as Monastery of the King, a Buddhist temple. It is a combination of jungle, nature and man-made art.
After Angkor Thom Complex, Ta Prohm is the most famous of all temples. I hadn’t watched the movie Tomb Raider yet and just recently found out when I was in this location that the cast and crew did indeed shoot the film in this temple. The entrance alone is magical, it’s like a jungle hopeful for Tarzan to rope swing on his forceful strength.
The photo is the famous “Tomb Raider” tree. Everyone is keen to pose and take a closer look at the tree. Since the weather is sunny and I was with elders, we didn’t lineup for close-up photos.
When we visited this place, the restoration is in the process. They said, restoring the area is a challenging one because of the huge trees growing over the structures.
Even with big crowds, a sunny day, and how the buildings and nature have become one is fascinating.
The charm of those gigantic trees and how the roots covered the architecture is mythical. I don’t really mind walking under the sun with a massive crowd if the reward is pleasant to look at.
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