Thursday, November 25, 2010

Angelina Jolie Temple in Angkor Temple Complex

A temple has been named in Cambodia after Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie.

"It's a 12th century site called Ta Prohm; it is otherwise known as Old Brahma and was initially named Rajavihara or the royal monastery. Now it's popularly called the Angelina Jolie Temple," quoted Rajan Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, as saying.

"It was said to be the setting for various scenes in the first 'Tomb Raider' film... Local restaurants sell 'Tomb Raider' cocktails and she appears to be the patron saint of Cambodia," he added.

The actress has been urged to help maintain the ancient site.

"I'd urge Angelina Jolie to raise awareness about better preservation of this world heritage as more needs to be done to safeguard the temple complex and its surroundings, save it from vandalism and looting," he said.

Jolie's adopted son Maddox is from Cambodia.