Friday, November 6, 2009

Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat



Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray near Tonle Bati, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.

2 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

What a beautiful mysterious place. Thank you for sharing. Happy PFF!

Encyclobanknotes, Encycloworld Heritage Postcard said...

i love this angkor wat postcard..really beautiful :)