Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm is perhaps most famous for a movie I’ve never seen. It was featured in the original Tomb Raider film and is best known not for its history, but for the fact that centuries of neglect led to trees growing throughout the temple as the jungle retook the land.

  

  

The above face is either a king or a buddha, revealed only after a tree grew in around the rest of the statue. There is a more famous version of this in an ancient city in Thailand.

  

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5 responses to “Ta Prohm Temple

  1. Jeremy

    Wow, these photos really capture the scale of the trees overtaking the temple. Great job!

  2. what gorgeous pictures, i really would like to make the trip myself

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