on February 26, 2006
Lara Croft step aside! If you have time, do not miss this temple that is featured in the Tomb Raider movie. Although it has not been carved with the same attention to detail as some of the other temples, it is one of the most atmospheric temples as it has been left in its natural state so that the giant fig roots are just slowly taking over and crushing it. It is nearly totally in shadow from the trees so it gives the feeling of being an intrepid explorer, wandering along the dark passageways and inner courtyards. Surprisingly, it was not in the least crowded and offered some fantastic photographic opportunities within it's shadowy passages and amongst the giant strangler fig's gnarled and twisted roots. If it is left as it is, eventually I guess it will be swallowed by the jungle. Make sure you watch the movie before you leave home, as you will be able to pick out the exact location where they break the (foam) wall in the movie, and I know it sounds a little corny but it does make it much more exciting by just being there.
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