Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ta Prohm

A 12th century Mahayana Buddhist temple, Ta Prohm has been magnificently reclaimed by the voracious jungle.  A popular site with the hordes, it one of the larger and more famous temples.  We even heard it referred to as "the Angelina Jolie temple" (and subsequently felt nauseous) as portions of Tomb Raider were filmed here.

The site was bathed in a dazzling afternoon sunlight when we arrived.  Leaf-dappled shade tumors intermingled with moss encrusted stones quarried and cut in a forgotten time.

Scenes of life.

 Appeasement strategy: candy for the local children.