Saturday, June 4, 2011

Temple Chronicles: Ta Prohm aka Tomb Raider Temple

This temple became more famous because Angelina Jolie's movie -- Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was shot here back in 2001.

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One of the largest Angkor temples, Ta Prohm was built under King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. It was originally dedicated to the King's mother in the Buddhist style but later converted to the Hindu style. Many of the figures of Buddha in niches were destroyed in the process and some converted to Shiva Linga (Hindu). The temple has remained in its collapsed state, part hidden by jungle and is most famous for the interplay between the giant tree roots and the stonework. Source

The entrance gate is under renovation

The trees here are enormous!

A large part of the temple was already destroyed by the massive trees.

They had to put braces inside so it won't collapse.

I wonder if it comes alive at night..

Interesting and amusing work of nature

They already put up a staging area for photo opportunity with
the most popular spot in the entire temple.

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