So, this is where they had the idea to film Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider...
Even though most of the time I feel that human kind are destroying the environment more and more everyday (looking at the way how they clear the jungle) but you know, being here you can get the glimpse that mother nature can have it her way when she is angry... err.. upset.
Such magnificent temple, but with the look of slowly being engulfed by the jungle.
It is strange on how trees can grow around the temple, fusing the dead bit of rocks into them.
Apparently most part of Cambodia, until recently, used to be submerged in the swampy area. Therefore it is not unusual to see marsh land kind of ecology around, whereby trees with root hanging from up to down. This really explain how those temples got slowly covered up by them, creating such "lost temple" feeling all around.
I think Ta Prohm is Mark's favorite here. Hehe... He keenly observed those trees that are as if engulfing the temple.
While me means is splendid time for a perfect mysterious lost temple shot.
There is one temple that is even wilder, better preservation too, about 3 hours on Tuk-tuk away from town. Known as the Bang Melea. Many says it is a reference temple when they built the Angkor Wat, and it is as big as the Angkor wat. But we didn't really get to go there as we are always waking up too late.