One of the main reasons I became aware of the Angkor ruins, was due to a certain busty British gal, Lara Croft, traipsing around ruins in Cambodia. Yes, Tomb Raider was how I discover the Angkor Ruins… I am ashamed, very ashamed.
Though for all my shame, I’m not the only one, so much so that even tour guides call one of the temples made famous by the movie, Tha Prom, the Tomb Raider temple. However, the temple that at times looks like it is being consumed by the jungles surrounding it, did not really need the extra attention as it is an attention grabbing place.
It is simply a breathtaking example of nature taking over manmade structures, and while the trees consuming the temple is damaging, it does giving the temple a mysterious and hidden, lost to humanity quality to it.
Despite, not being my favourite (Bayon wins that prize), Ta Phrom was a real treat to see and experience and was a great way to end our first day of the Angkor Temple.
Hope you enjoy the photos just as much as I enjoyed the experience!
This post is based on our day of the 24th of September 2012
Entrance Fee: Three day ticket for use of up to a week = $40
Transport: Tuk-tuk for a day for major Angkor Temples (Big tour as it is known) = $10