Ta Prohm: A temple structure with a tree grown on top

A Ta Prohm Temple structure with a tree grown on top

A Ta Prohm Temple structure with a tree grown on top

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A tree grown on top of temple structure
The image shows a tree grown on top of a structure in the Ta Prohm Temple complex situated in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Ta Prohm has many similar structures having tall trees grown on top of them. As you can see from the image, the roots of the trees flow down to the ground covering parts of the structure. These scenes have fascinated people all over the world, and tourists flock to see these fascinating structures that coexist with the jungle.

According to the inscription found inside the temple, King Jayavarman VII, who was a follower of Mahayana Buddhism, built Ta Prohm as a Buddhist monument in 1186 CE and dedicated it to his mother. It is believed that she is buried inside the temple complex. 

Related Pages
Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Banteay Srei, Phnom Kulen, Tonle’ Sap, Cambodia

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