Ta Prohm

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Beautiful peaceful courtyard, I could only thank my lucky star that there were so few people here at this time of the day.

Neem

The octogenarian sweeper of Ta Phrom who graces the cover of the 2002 edition of the Lonely Planet Cambodia.  

These days he sits quietly amid the ruins relishing his late found notoriety, chatting to visitors, selling trinkets and proudly displaying a copy of THE book.

For a small payment he will re-enact the now well known image for you.   Even those like me who brought no money into the temple were favoured with  a lovely smile and permission to photograph. 

I spent a few moments peering over the shoulder of an artist and envying his talent.

Here we go round the kapok tree ....... or is it a banyan?

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