Ta Prohm:. A very large temple complex enclosed by a moat and one of the most beautiful of the Khmer temples as it has not been restored, but has been left surrounded by jungle. It was built by Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. The temples at Angkor are spread out over some 40 miles around the village of Siem Reap, about 192 miles from the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. They were built between the eighth and 13th centuries and range from single towers made of bricks to vast stone temple complexes. Faith D'Aluisio looks at the tree that has grown up to encase part of the temple.
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