Ta Phrom Temple

Ta Phrom Temple is one of the more popular temples located in the Angkor Archaelogical Park in Siem Reap. It’s claim to fame- it featured in the Tomb Raider movie with Angelina Jolie. So it is often called the Angelina Jolie temple. Would archaelogists thousands of years from now wonder why Ancient Angkorians built a temple to Angelina Jolie and break their heads over why the timelines don’t match?

The temple has a number of tree growing through the ruins- the tree roots sometimes holding together the stones. It has been massively restored now (along with the support of the Archaeological Society of India).

Tree Root Growing out of the Temple
Tree Root Growing out of the Temple

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    That’s a good one!!

  2. Nirmala says:

    Amazing the power of roots! reminds me of a Tamil poem which says where an iron rod cant break, a root can break a rock!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      I’d like to read that poem!

  3. Apar says:

    Guess there will be a lot more for archaeologists of the future to wonder about along with the naming of Ta Phrom attributed to Angelina Jolie!!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Oh yes! for sure

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