All we heard about the entire time we were in this part of Cambodia was the adventures of Angelina Joli. We’d walk into a bar and be directed to the booth she sat at. Apparently a good chunk of the first Tomb Raider was shot in this temple. At one point she gets sucked into a giant tree. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take a photo without an asian tourist posing in front of it.
The temple itself is amazing. The jungle had completely enveloped it at one point. Now the low brush has been cut away for tourist purposes, but it’s the trees that are holding the remaining buildings together.
These are the roots from the tree that have found their way through the roof.
It really was incredible.