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Angkor Wat - 2011 (1 of 2) | by jaytee27
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Angkor Wat - 2011 (1 of 2)

Within the Angkor Wat Complex are beautiful temples, bound by massive roots of huge trees. Back in the days it was very different: one could see walls decorated by precious stones, hear beautiful music, and dancing in the halls. When in late nineteenth century Ta Prohm was discovered by French, they decided not to conduct a full-scale restoration of the temple. The decision was made due to the fact that giant trees, such as ficus and silk tree, were so merged with ancient walls that eventually they became whole. So now we can see this unique Cambodia monument in the state it was discovered by the researchers.

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Taken on December 21, 2011