Cambodia: Temple and Its Killer

 
This is a struggle between Temple and the Jungle.
The place of action is Cambodia, time—our days.
Initially the Temple was winning.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

The Temple inclined the tree, and the tree lost its balance, broke, and fell. But a son of the tree wrapped the Temple with his strong, young legs, and gradually began to break the backbone of the Temple.

People of Cambodia help to the Temple. They cut down trees, but with this, the Temple loses a big part of its unique look: the Temple and its killer.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

The Ta Prohm Temple. Cambodia.

More about Cambodia:
Cambodian Siem Reap – Temple Klondike
Temples of Cambodia: Angkor Wat or Beng Mealea?

42 Responses to “Cambodia: Temple and Its Killer”

  1. RenaTaylor Says:

    Why am I not an archaeologist? ))

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  2. thebigbookofdating Says:

    Amazing photos! Wow that tree is so cool the way it twists around.
    Great post
    (:

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  3. Pommi Says:

    Fascinating place…Cambodia is on my list too..
    superb photos..

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  4. ethelthedean Says:

    These photos are beautiful and breathtaking.

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  5. wolke205 Says:

    I wish I could afford a trip to Cambodia 🙂 Beautiful!

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  6. jimun Says:

    Wow!!! The temple is still gorgeous, despite being ‘beaten’ by plants. I hope I can visit Cambodia and nearby Asian countries in the future! Great photos, by the way.

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  7. apronheadlilly Says:

    Amazing! I love it.

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  8. violetsandcardamom Says:

    Beautiful photographs! I would love to see this in person one day!

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  9. Janice Says:

    Beautiful photos of an astonishing sight. This is something I would love to see for myself! Thank you.

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  10. KPdesign Says:

    This is fascinating!

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  11. curiouscatontherun Says:

    I absolutely loved Cambodia, and the temples at Angkor are incredible. Ta Prohm is divine – the ongoing struggle between man and nature expressed there is beautiful. Must go back!

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  12. Shiv Says:

    Hi Victor, I’ll be going to Cambodia next week. Do you have any recommendations besides Angkor Wat?

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    • Victor Tribunsky Says:

      Hi Shiv.
      Yes I have.
      Make Angkor Wat your last point. There are so many tourists every day.
      Visit every of these temples – Beng Mealea, Ta Keo, Ta Phrom, and Bayon – at sunrise to be first and alone with a temple.

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  13. Susan Greeneye Says:

    I must go do a SE Asia trip! Your pictures look amazing!!

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  14. Nick Says:

    Fascinating! Cambodia has such a rich archaeological history

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  15. rossgarner Says:

    Incredible pictures. Heading to cambodia in a few weeks and can’t wait to see this!! Did you do a tour of the temple? Or is it easy enough to see yourself?

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  16. laurencemitchell Says:

    Love your photos of Angkor Wat. Unfortunately it was grey and unbeilevably crowded when I visted last month. Personally, I enjoyed Wat Phou in soutern Laos more, a temple complex actually older then Angkor Wat. There’s a post about it here on my blog: http://eastofelveden.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/wat-phou.
    Laurence Mitchell

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  17. chhunc Says:

    Ta Phrom temple is one of my favorite temples I like visiting. Wish I could have time visit it again.

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  18. MissNom Says:

    Wow! What an amazing place… I think I must try and get there sometime…

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  19. kathryningrid Says:

    There’s something incredibly beautiful about nature wrestling its way back into dominance over a ruin.

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  20. wordsfromanneli Says:

    Those tree roots are very impressive!

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