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    Ta Prohm (1)

    by akikonomu Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Exterior of Ta Prohm

    Fans of the movie Tombraider will know that some scenes in the movies were shot at this temple.

    When the Angkor area was discovered, Ta Prohm was left to its own devices to show the original state of the temples before restoration. The local trees, known as "spong" to the locals have roots that crawl all over the temples, holding together sections of the building whilst at the same time wrecking destruction by splitting open walls of the temple with the growing roots.

    The spong tree itself is soft wood and only good for firewood. However, the strength of the roots wreck havoc on the sturdy sandstones by creeping into the nooks and cranny and forcing them bigger as the roots grow bigger.

    Built during Javarman VII's reign, it is typical of the Bayon style of architecture.

    There are so many different forms the roots take, so I've thrown them all into a travelogue.

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    Preah Neak Pean (2)

    by akikonomu Written Sep 28, 2004

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    The road to the temple is off limits to vehicle and it is a short walk to the temple from the main road. The temple is not visible from the main road so look out for it if you're keen on visiting it.

    It is east of Ankor Thom city.

    The temple is quite a change from the regular architecture of the Bayon or Angkor style.

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