Photo of the Day

June 21, 2009

Ta Prohm Ruins

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Culture Photos

Strangler fig trees and creeping lichens devour ruins at Ta Prohm, once home to hundreds of monks. To build their magnificent complexes, Angkor's feudal rulers relied on revenue generated by rice growing.

See more photographs from the June 2008 feature story "Angkor Wat."

Photograph by Robert Clark
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