It’s one of the classic Angkor images: the tree that has grown right through a temple, asserting nature’s power and reclaiming the landscape from its former Khmer masters.
We saw that iconic image and more, at Ta Prohm and Ta Som. The former is enjoying newfound fame since appearing in Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider movie. The latter is nice, because there aren’t 200 Chinese tourists crawling all over it.
Looks truly exotic!
Truly a fascinating place. Is there anything about Cambodian temples in your architecture book? I’ll definitely need to re-borrow it after this trip and learn about what we’ve seen.