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Ta Prohm

nature taking over!

One of the temples of Angkor Wat that I knew I HAD to experience was Ta Prohm. Famous for its infestation (a WONDERFUL infestation) of trees, Ta Prohm seems to be the temple that time forgot. Stones that used to be walls litter the ground in massive, dangerous piles. Trees seem to grow out of the walls. Ta Prohm's mystery was featured in the movie Tomb Raider and one can't help but feel a sense of eeriness while walking through the almost-always silent temple. Even after the exhausting visit to Angkor Wat, Kathryn and I KNEW that Ta Prohm was a must.

We were not disappointed.

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On our way there, our tuk-tuk driver had to dodge several cows.

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We passed some happy children. That's the thing about Cambodia: the classic Thai smile extends to the Cambodian people as well.

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This kid was having a good time.

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This cow was wandering through the market. No one seemed to care.

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The stones seem to be barely hanging on.

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Detail...some of this stuff was pretty well-preserved.

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Side shot of a tree reclaiming its place.

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The tree follows the path of the building.

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One of the walls' color after some time.

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A long shot of some ruins.

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These trees were really amazing.

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Really...you wouldn't want to climb through the rubble anyway.

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Fallen arches...a different kind.

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Impressive, eh?

Posted by lrbergen 18:16 Archived in Cambodia Tagged tourist_sites

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