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Timeless nature around the world, Cambodia. #nature, #conservationoptimism

This is Ta Prohm Temple in Angkor, Cambodia.  I walk through the maze, impressed by the workmanship of the people who built this long-lived temple, and awed by the draping roots of the trees that hug this sacred structure.  Here, a jungle of tree roots embraces this holy temple that is left from the Khmer Empire, inspired by Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, of AD 800-1200.  The massive trees are hundreds of years old.  The roots are intricate and beautiful and leaving them in place keeps us in touch with the discovery of this sacred place less than two hundred years ago.  I take this photograph of a tree hugging the temple.  Timeless intermingling of man and nature that can be found at this inspiring sacred place.

By Stacey Gerhart

Stacey Gerhart, DVM is a veterinarian, world traveler and children's book author. Her fun and inspiring stories will leave you cheering for nature, wildlife, and protecting the planet. Stacey believes fiction pairs beautifully with non-fiction for parents and teachers to share stories with children to raise awareness about wildlife, environment, and sustainability.