Ta Prohm is located east of Angkor Wat. It was built by Khmer King Jayavarman VII in the year 1186, and was constructed in memory of his mother. Therefore, it's also called Mother Temple. It's made of large stones stacked together, and was once a temple filled with eminent monks, priests and dancers, possessing the dual function of a temple and an Ashram. With the passing of time, the growing tropical trees have invaded, the roots climbing all over the temple and penetrating into the building, causing the internal stone towers and walls to collapse. The original building has become a maze due to the intertwining of gravel and plants.
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At the Ta Prohm temple. A small temple with a mix of trees emerging from the ruins and the surrounding jungle made it one of the most famous temples with visitors in Angkor. People would love to take a picture of the huge trees. And there are some trees that still have some bees on them. #mynovgetaway #thanksgiving
The Ta Prohm temple was the setting for the film "Tomb Raider" and what practically put Cambodia on the tourism map.
This temple was abandoned for around 300 years and nature showed all its power by "embracing" the stones.
Several trees could not be removed because the roots were embedded in the foundation of the temple. #historicallandmarks
Time to grow some roots here at Ta Prohm aka "Tomb Raider" temple.
Tabu Cage Temple "Tomb Raider" location
1186, Khmer King Jayavarman built a classical Bashu style Tabu Cage Temple in the southeast of the Victory Gate in Angkor City to sacrifice his mother. The Tabu Cage Temple was built entirely in accordance with the temple with dual functions of temples and monasteries, and was also equipped with stilts, priests and dancers.
After seven hundred years of change, the ancient city that had already decayed was discovered by the French, but the ancient temple was not in the past, even the century-old tree had to compete with it. The ancient stone walls and corridors had already been worn by the roots. Throughout, the ancient temple had to linger in the roots of the big trees and insisted on not being crushed. The winding of the roots and the persistence of the ancient temple became a stark contrast, and it also brought shock to the world. The photos of the shocking people in the Hollywood movie Tomb Raider are shot here, which is one of the reasons why many fans come to feel mysterious.
Today's Tabu Cage Temple is still under the roots of the tree, and it is bound to be a fan of the century. Because the roots and the temple are closely combined, people can't protect the cultural relics, and they can't think of it. The method of wilting old trees and not damaging ancient temples can only see the deeper combination of the two...
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