Ta Prohm with Tetrameles nudiflora

Founded in the 12th to 13th century as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university, Ta Prohm (ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្ម) is one kilometer east of Angkor Thom in Cambodia. Here the Tetrameles nudiflora tree grows from the temple ruins, wrapping the temple in its thick roots and spilling over the top of temple ramparts.

Originally built by King Jayavarman VII, Ta Prohm was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992. 

 

 

 

  • Date: June 27, 2010

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