Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tomb Raider temple

Photo by Patrick Jones. Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Before my most recent trip to Europe, I was recapping my trip to Thailand and Cambodia. I left off the photo journey through Angkor Wat park with a post on Angkor Thom, the old capital of the Khmer Empire. Ta Prohm was featured in the 2001 film Tomb Raider, and is known for how the site is being reclaimed by the jungle. Large trees are fused with the ruins.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Trees growing into Ta Prohm.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Tree growing out of Ta Prohm.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Carvings at Ta Prohm.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Batik painting, Angkor National Museum
Angkor was an inspiring place. By Noon, I needed a break from the heat. The Angkor National Museum made for a good diversion, rounding out the historical perspective on the ancient sites and culture of the Khmer.

At the end of my day visit to Angkor, I returned to Siem Reap Airport for an evening flight back to Bangkok. I had Sunday 24 April to explore more of the city before the start of the UN Conference. I have a few more photos from Bangkok in the next post.

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