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Back to temples and today to the unrestored Ta Prohm, a temple dating from the 12-13th centuries and abandoned with the fall of the Khmer empire in the 15th century. The original Khmer name was Rajavihara ("monastery of the king").
What sets Ta Prohm apart is that a conscious decision was made not to try to restore it but to leave it largely as found with massive trees growing over large sections of the ruins. It had never been totally consumed by the jungle.
What maintenance is done is mainly to stabilise the ruins for safety and access purposes (see the 2nd workshop for work in progress).
the main photo and first workshop both show massive trees growing over sections of the ruins.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2740 W: 99 N: 8523] (37011)
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