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South East Asian technology reached awe-inspiring peaks during 1186, the year Ta Pohm was constructed. To manage intermittent rainfall, the society developed complex water systems consisting of dams, dikes and channels. This irrigation system allowed for three planned separate harvests annually. Ta Pohm and it's larger more impressive cousin, Angkor wat, were built during these economic and technological booms.
Several hundred years later, the society collapsed and Ta Pohm is overrun by silk cotton trees and strangler figs. What then happened to these massive ornate temples? Watch the video above to find out.
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