Cambodia Trip - Part 9 - Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor (Pt I)
The Ta Prohm temple complex is located in the Angkor National Park and is a UNESCO world heritage site. We visited the temple at sunrise to listen to the birds calling in the early morning and to avoid the bus loads of tourists who would descend upon the temple from about 8am onwards. Our guide led us through the temple and I must say it was absolutely stunning at that tme of the day. I tried my best to cpature the temple in the light that I was seeing it in. The temple is famous for the fig, banyon and kapok tree roots that have strangled the temple. This temple was the location for scenes from The Tomb Raider movie.
The temple was built built about mid-12th century to early 13th century (1186) by the King Jayavarman VII, dedicated to the mother of the Buddhist king in a replica to the Bayon style of art. The temple is in a permanent state of reconstruction.