Day 64 of 111. Siam Reap, Cambodia
During Ron’s excursion to see Angkor Wat, they took a picture in front of a silk cotton tree at Angkor Thom. We think this tree appeared in the movie, Laura Croft, Tomb Raider. The tree itself is not very useful. The cotton is too light to be used for fabric and the wood of the tree is light and airy and not useful as a structural material or firewood. What it IS good for is to hold the ruins of the temple together. Without this tree, the temple would have fallen apart.