Carol & John Llewellyn
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Cambodia Mar 1, 2012
Temple in the Jungle
This afternoon we went to Prasat Kravan and Banteay Kdei, entering the later by the unsed south gate as it was the dry season. After that, we ventured to Ta Prohm, on of the most popular temples and see how nature is trying to take back the buildings.
temple with tree tree roots on wall tree growing on temple
tree roots on building tree root invasive tree roots
tree roots covering building John & Carol temple
tree roots tree roots thru doorway temple
(below left and right) Termites have eaten out centers of trees—must be the tender eating stuff—and a number have fallen. (below center) A Tree root finding its way down a passage.
termite eaten wood tree root fallen tree with inside eaten by termites
ruins ruins in jungle ruins
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ruins lion monkeys by side of road
    On the way back to the resort, we spotted a number of monkeys by the road, hopeful that tourints would stop to feed them.