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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cambodia: Letting Nature Win at Ta Prohm

Despite the fame of Angkor Wat, perhaps the most striking photos of Cambodia's ancient temples are those of Ta Prohm, evocative images of nature conquering the works of man.  This Buddhist temple, built around 1186, once had 39 towers. Giant banyon and other trees have consumed the complex's stone structures over the centuries.  Although other temples were similarly overtaken by nature, a decision was made to leave the trees in place here while at other temples the trees were removed and the stones reassembled.  Read more about Ta Prohm by clicking HERE.

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