Ta Prohm is a large temple complex which most people refer to – somehow it comes easier to the Wetsern-trained mind – as the Indiana Jones temple. It’s essentially being left in a state of continuing decay, moderately arrested and maintained. Here you see something of what the other temples must have been after centuries of the jungle growing in, over, on and around them – when the first French archeologists re-“discovered” them in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You may recognize some of this from any number of adventure movies which have been filmed here in recent decades.
These impressive four-sided Buddha (?) images guard the east and west entrances to the Ta Prohm complex; having not yet seen the Bayon, Steve and I were quite impressed and Steve was almost a mite freaked out, perhaps. They’re quite dramatic, the first time you see these big stone faces!