Ta Phrom

June 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

From Angkor Thom, we went to lunch at a local roadside stop and then on to probably the second most photographically famous temple—Ta Prohm.  Ta Prohm is famous from several movies because huge trees there that have grown through the buildings, extending their roots like tentacles around and over the stones.  A large part of this complex was being renovated--it seems that each of the major temples is "sponsored" in some way by a different donor nation.  India is paying for the renovation work here, while we saw complexes being renovated by the US, Japan, Korea, and China.  This whole area will be vastly different in a few years as the renovations continue and infrastructure improves.  Already, at Ta Phrom, wooden observation platforms were around the trees to reduce tourist impact.  Here's a link to my Facebook album and below is the full slide show...

 


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