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My Photograph of the Day: Ta Prohm Ruins
The ruins of another courtyard at Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

My Photograph of the Day: Ta Prohm Ruins

My Photograph of the Day is 'Ta Prohm Ruins.' Taken on Christmas Day in Siem Reap, Cambodia at Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm is perhaps the most famous temple complex in the area. The temple is partially reclaimed by the surrounding jungle and was used in the Tomb Raider movie series.

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My Photograph of the Day: Thommanon
One of the small temples at the Thommanon at Angkor Wat Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

My Photograph of the Day: Thommanon

We had spent the morning visiting Angkor Wat proper and Angkor Thom. And on our way to eat lunch, we stopped off at the Thommanon. For those who may not know, Angkor Wat is really a region just outside of Siem Reap which is comprised of ancient cities built by the various Khmer kings back in the 11th through the 13th centuries.

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Photograph of the Day: Collapse
Collaspe of one of the gates into Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Photograph of the Day: Collapse

After spending most of the day visiting various sites within Angkor Wat, we finally came to the location that I had been anxious to visit, Ta Prohm. Here at this temple complex the jungle had encroached and reclaimed the ruins, with many of the buildings having collapsed from disrepair and the growing trees.

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My Photograph of the Day: Cloister
A cloister at Ta Prohm at Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

My Photograph of the Day: Cloister

Angkor Wat was everything I'd imagined it was. Temples after temples reaching back into time. Ta Prohm was perhaps one of my favorite temple complexes. It is temple complex where the jungle has encroached and has begun to reclaim the area once again. It is simply an amazing place to visit and to photograph. This artwork is one such print I was able to create from Ta Prohm.

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Angkor Wat: Ta Prohm
Tree growing over the library area of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat: Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm, perhaps most famous for the Laura Croft Tomb Raider movie, is a temple complex within Angkor Wat that is partially overgrown by the surrounding forest. It is a magical place for the photographer.

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Banteay Kdei
Landscape view of Banteay Kdei, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Banteay Kdei

Just down the road from Ta Prohm is Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist temple built by Jayavarman VII in the Bayon style similar to Ta Prohm. Banteay Kdei means the "Citadel of Chambers" and the name is pretty accurate. Although smaller than Ta Prohm, it too is in a state of disrepair and is in the midst of renovations. However, unlike…

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Ta Prohm
The 'library' area of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, SIem Reap, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm

Perhaps one of the most photogenic of the Angkor Wat temples, Ta Prohm was left pretty much as it was found intertwined with the jungle. Even though it has been cleared a little to allow for people to visit the various sections of the temple complex, it still has that "swallowed by the jungle" look and feel. Ta Prohm was…

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Angkor Wat: The Temple Complex
Reflections of Angkor Wat, Angkor Archeological Park, SIem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat: The Temple Complex

As I noted in a previous blog post titled Bucket List: Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat was one of those locations that I have always wanted to visit - it was a part of my bucket list of places to visit before I shuffle off this mortal coil (as Macbeth would say in Shakespeare's play of the same name). And it is a…

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