Wednesday, March 30, 2016

RAIDING THE ANCIENT TEMPLE OF TA PROHM - PART 1


There could be hundred of temples in Siem Reap but the three important ones are Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. In order to get to the temple, visitors had to take a long walk from the entrance (and another long walk to get to the exit later). The temple seemed to be hidden somewhere in the jungle.










Unlike the Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple, Ta Phrom looked the most ancient - too ancient that trees had outgrown the building. People here seemed to be interested in tree roots so much as the sight of the uprooting trees on bricks of the buildings had become some sort of work of art.










Some parts of the temple were already destroyed by the crawling roots which reminded me of the story "Jack and the Beanstalk". We could walk through the small passages of the temples but some of them had fallen apart that we were rerouted to a safer flow of "traffic".
















And the main objective here: to get to the place where Angelina Jolie was once filmed for the movie "Tomb Raider".


TO BE CONTINUED...