Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Reminiscing Siem Reap: Ta Prohm

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I, the time traveller, return with a story of four chums. Circa February 2014. Yes, that ancient. The place Di, Rai, Yani, and I were at was even archaic. Welcome to Ta Prohm, a Buddhist temple built in 1186 AD, dedicated by King Jayavarman VII to his mother.

The most poetic temple among the ones we visited. Once majestic, the stones now crumbled to the nature. Nevertheless, the temple has been restored "to stabilise the ruins, to permit access, and to maintain its condition of apparent neglect" (Wikipedia).

Refreshed after a hearty lunch and a deep rest, we roamed each nook and cranny of Ta Prohm. More places were accessible then compared to the time Kamal, Khalish, and I visited the place. Less crowded, too. Which opened more opportunities to appreciate the elements of history and art surrounding the four of us. Oh, while enjoying the photos, do find our respective alter egos, a mix of Gertrude Bell and Lara Croft 😜.

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