It took time and patience to get through all the temples on crutches, but getting to the end of the day to discover our favorite temple in Angkor (the one where the Tomb Raider movie was filmed), was 100% worth it! The nap on the tuk tuk also helped 😴
Claimed by the forest.
The Ta Prohm temple, abandoned in the 15th century and then re-discovered.
Was happy to note the contribution of the Archaeological Survey of India in helping restore the temple.
Ta Prohm is the main reason we wanted to visit Angkor (hey, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) but when we first arrived to the temple, it was so jam-packed with people that you had to wait in line for 30 minutes just to get a photo with the famous tree.
It was sweltering. We were bombarded by tourist buses (in low season, mind you) with guides using stuffed animal-topped sticks and pushing you left and right.
But we didn’t let that get us down. We asked our sweet tuk tuk driver to help us out the next morning, and he insisted we would be the first ones there when it opened. The next morning, he drove us to the back gate, where we were the first in the temple and had it entirely to ourselves for about 20 minutes. It was such a special moment, and we probably wouldn’t have appreciated it nearly as much had we not seen it the other way around. || #taprohm#tombraider#exploremoretoday
#taprohm#taprohmdinosaur . Evidência de que o povo #khmer sabia da existência de dinossauros. Templo conhecido como o do filme Tomb Raider, que eu não assisti.
(📍 Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia ) ·
🌆 The so-called 'Tomb Raider Temple', Ta Prohm is cloaked in dappled shadow, its crumbling towers and walls locked in the slow muscular embrace of vast root systems. Undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, Ta Prohm should be high on the hit list of every visitor. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it has been swallowed by the jungle, and looks very much the way most of the monuments of Angkor appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. - Lonely Planet