Rooting for Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

It was really idyllic on the way to Ta Prohm.

We stopped by a rustic, little cafe by the lake for grub. Looking out from the inside.

The idyllic ended when we got to Ta Prohm. Maybe it is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site. Maybe the Tomb Raiders was filmed there. Maybe it’s over a smaller land area than the Angkor wat. Maybe it was already later in the morning. Whatever the reasons, it was teeming with people.

Because it has been left pretty much untouched, there were some amazing root systems clawing among the ruins.

There’s a bit of a trek from the entrance

As you approach, note the tree in the centre…

This tree … well, trunk…

This is it… the “inner” belly….


It looks like a beast with limbs clawing into the walls.DSCN0175

All manner of roots crawl among the ruins…



All manner of routes too. It was an unhewn path so be careful where you walk.
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