Photographer's Note

Two Cambodian kids, probably siblings, roaming around Ta Prohm, captured against the backdrop of those massive trees that has grown out of the ruins. I am not sure who they were but obviously they made some living out of the tourists who flock to one of the more famous monuments in the Angkor group. During my visit around noon there wasn't a great deal of tourists around and the kids were taking a break, playing hide and seek with few other kids. But there was strong toplight as you can judge from the picture.
The basic layout of Ta Prohm is that of a typical flat Khmer temple, with five rectangular enclosing walls around a central sanctuary. Of similar design to the later Jayavarman VII temples of Preah Khan and Banteay Kdei, this quiet, sprawling monastic complex is only partially cleared of jungle overgrowth. Intentionally left partially unrestored, massive fig and silk-cotton trees grow from the towers and corridors offering some of the best ‘tree-in-temple’ photo opportunities at Angkor. Flocks of noisy parrots flit from tree to tree adding to the jungle atmosphere.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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