Strangler fig at Ta Prohm Temple
Ta Prohm Temple (Rajavihara) at Angkor Wat in Cambodia is famous for the strangler fig trees (Ficus gibbosa), silk-cotton trees (Ceiba pentandra) and sprung trees (Tetrameles nudiflora) that grow over the structure. It was built in the Bayon style in the 12th and 13th century and abandoned in the 17th C with the fall of the Khmer empire, and has been left in much the same condition in which it was found. The picturesque temple was one of the locations for the filming of Tomb Raider. It is one of the most popular temples with tourists to Angkor Wat and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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From Ta Prohm