March 1, 2008

ANPING TREE HOUSE - COMPROMISE OR COORDINATION

(Anping Tree House)
(Ta Prohm, Angkor)
Anping Tree House(安平樹屋) is located next to the Tait & Co. Merchant House in Tainan City and once was its warehouse. During the Japanese occupation, it was the warehouse of the Japan Salt Company. After WW II, it was abandoned because the salt business in Anping declined. It gave opportunities to several banyans to wrap around this house with their aerial roots and branches. Then created this unusual sight!
This situation is somewhat like what I saw at Ta Prohm in Angkor, Cambodia. The trees also wrap around the temple with their roots. Scientist tried to clean these roots and branched to rebuild the temple, but they found the temple would collapse without the supporting from these trees. So the best way to save the temple is to keep the current situation; not to cut the tree or move any bricks.

2 comments:

bo2 said...

哇~~我還以為是吳哥窟咧~~~
好震撼的老樹呀!!!

James Tung said...

最後一張真的是吳哥窟,其他都是安平樹屋