Mention the movie Laura Croft: Tomb Raider and everyone in Siem Reap, Cambodia, understands what you are saying. You're speaking about Angelina Jolie!
She also adopts a Cambodian child.
Ta Prohm: "Tomb Raider Temple"
This was my favorite temple out of many favorites. Originally built as a monastery and university, it fell into ruin when Angkor Thom was abandoned. The trees growing out of the ruins is now it's main attaction.
|beautiful stone colors|
|The trees both stabilize and destroy the ruins|
|pile of rumble top panel; restored colonade|
Before and after pictures of restorations. The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap).
|This is the restored colonnade|
|The obligatory photo; it is a waiting game to photograph the ruins sans people in the most popular places|
|No one was lining up for photos here|
I came all the way to Ta Prohm to get the Tomb Raider location photo and I couldn't find the location. Moe and I left the guide to photograph on our own--mistake...
We had a couple of hours free the next morning before our flight back to Bangkok. Sang, our local guide, arranged a tuk-tuk for me and I returned at 6:30 a.m. I found the spots and returned to the hotel by 8:30.
|this is a panorama taken vertically|
|the line is starting to form for photos|