Friday, October 7, 2011

Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

These are pictures of the Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia.  It was built about eight to nine-hundred years ago originally as a Buddhist monastery.  Unlike most of the large Kmer temples this one was decided to leave relatively unrestored and to not get rid of the vegetation.  As you can see this temple has really merged with the jungle over the years and the people in charge want to keep it that way.
But essentially "leaving the temple to the jungle" is taking its toll after about 800 years.  The structural stability is starting to fail in some of the buildings and so engineers are starting to selectively get rid of some trees and vegetation.
In case you are wondering, the trees are mostly silk-cotton trees that are hundreds of years old.
Now here's some more pictures of this bad ass temple.


  1. Nice to see adjectives that induce emotion in such posts. Thank you.
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