Jungle Temples are iconic settings for adventure, from classical legends to Blockbuster films like ‘Lara Craft’s : Tomb Raider’ (2001), which was even partially filmed at the famous ruined temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and that is now seen as the perfect example of lost temples over grown with jungle vines and massive trees whose roots twist and entwine the ancient stone walls, pillars and doorways.
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One of the interesting facts is there is not just one temple complex at Angkor, but several. It is said that the French archaeologists who were the first to really make these immense lost complexes known, intentionally left the sites to remain in the same condition in which they found them. But this is not actually true. The main temple areas were cleared from undergrowth and it was simply that the giant trees that had literally grown into the stone could not be removed without causing immense damage to the remaining structures.
Maurice Glaize, Angkor’s Conservator from 1937 to 1945, called the temple of Ta Prohm ‘one of the most imposing and the one which had best merged with the jungle, but not yet to the point of becoming a part of it’.
Ta Prohm is one of the largest monuments of Angkor, although it is only a temple structured at ground level in the usual ‘temple mountain’ design. Due to access, most visitors enter the complex using the west entrance, but originally, like many religious structures, even those in the western culture, the east entrance was considered the main doorway.
The building of the temple is believed to have begun in 1186 AD, and was one the first projects of king of the area, Jayavarman VII. Although the temple was meant to relate to the Buddhist faith, the complex echoed the design of the earlier cultural temples of the region. Ta Prohm’s original name was ‘Rajavihara’, meaning ‘the king’s monastery’, while it’s modern name ‘Ta Prohm’ translates as ‘ancestor Brahma’.
Jungle complexes are epitomized by these incredible designs, with courtyards, gardens and enclosed temples, ideal sources of inspiration for the Jungle Kardtects building system.
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