Visit Ta Phrom
Ta Phrom provides an indication of how the early explorers would have discovered Angkor; twisted fig and banyan trees, whose roots grip the faded masonry like octopus tentacles, overrun this mysterious outlying temple.
The French tried to maintain the structure of this royal monastery as they found it, clearing as few of the jungle creepers as possible, and the result is one of the most enchanting set of ruins in all of Angkor.
One of the trees, a tall strangler fig near the centre of the complex, appeared in the Angelina Jolie film Tomb Raider, the fabulous ruins providing a perfect backdrop for her character, Lara Croft's, adventures.
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Following the brutal years of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia has bounced back. Uncover the country's fascinating and sometimes turbulent history as you discover that although compact, Cambodia contains a wealth of riches and treasures way beyond its diminutive stature.
Vietnam is blessed with such variety from the enchanting Halong Bay to the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi. Laos is a land of laid back people, gilded temples and the mighty Mekong river, while Cambodia lays claim to the awesome and ancient temples of Angkor.
With fascinating history, beautiful scenery, superb cuisine and some of the most hospitable locals anywhere in the world, the southeast Asian countries of Laos and Cambodia rank highly on many travellers' to-do lists.
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