June 21, 2009
Ta Prohm Ruins
Photograph by Robert Clark
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."