This is a very “popular” temple to visit due to the abundance of the invasive Silk Cotton trees & roots penetrating the temple site, inside the temple buildings is a scaffolding network holding quite a lot of it up preventing collapse. Overall I felt it a bit to manicured for my taste particularly the first section where a massive tree root grows in the corner of the temple. Wooden decking is built right up to the tree creating a bottle neck as all the tourists that pass by, stop to have their photo taken.
It would better to have given the tree some space and put a curved decking a couple of meters away. The daft thing is around the back where hardly any people go are much more impressive trees. This is also the temple made famous by the Tomb Raider movie (ghastly). So you will find the odd person acting out their movie fantasy and getting all excited. The reality this site is a Buddhist Monastic complex.
There was a lot of conservation work going on when we visited. I still managed a few photos, but this is where a 70/300 (Nikon) or 12/100 (Olympus) compact zoom comes into its own for subject isolation amongst all the people milling about.
All images were taken with the Olympus Pen F and a 12/100 f4 zoom. Jolly handy in a situation like this where the tourist footfall is really high.