Ta Prohm, Siem Reap

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Founded at the turn of the 13th century by Khmer emperor Jayavarman VII, Ta Prohm remains untouched and well preserved, largely owing to its status as a World Heritage Site. The temple, first established as a Buddhist monastery and university, stood abandoned for centuries, during which silk-cotton trees and strangler figs pushed out of its foundations and grew upward, burying the stone buildings in tangles of exposed roots. The ruins include hundreds of statues to various gods, former monks' residences, and stone towers, all intertwined with tree roots in an unforgettable visual effect. Parts of the trails that run through the temple are dark or impassable; use a map or follow a guide to stay on track. Plan your Ta Prohm visit and explore what else you can see and do in Siem Reap using our Siem Reap trip itinerary planner .
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  • This is one of must see temples when visiting Angkor, and not because the fact that Tomb Raider movie was filmed here, but rather because of the unique beauty of this place. Enormous trees grown over ...  more »
  • the most interesting with regards to trees growing over structures, walls which makes your visit unforgettable. You require a guide or download the history prior to arrival  more »
  • this temple is quite famous. so no need introduction. the sponge trees have basically destroyed the walls and lots of inner temple building. restorations are going on. so lots of places we were not al...  more »
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  • Wow....i know it sounds like a kid...but this was a very cool and amazing place. From a Tomb Raider moment to a spiritual awakening....it has both. I highly recommend getting the at 7:30am on the not if not earlier, it gets way too crowded and you cannot take pictures without other guests in the way. Even if you are there later...still well worth the trip. Take your camera and extra charger...you wont regret it! Make sure to try the local Cambodian cuisine at the little stands around the temple...delicious!!
  • Ta Prohm temple is one of the best temple situated in small circles of temple group. I took my family to explore that temple recently. It was about 10km away from Siem Reap city. My little girls loved the big trees around the temple and root that looked like a giant snake. The sound of parrots singing in three was really amazing. Old temple, lots of big trees, and sound of birds made our weekend enjoyably wonderful. That temple was well-known as Tomb Raider Temple, as an American Action movie stared by Angelina Julie called Tomb Raider was filmed there, that's why; he was named so. Go there, you never disappoint with this beautifully wonderful. I highly recommend this temple to everyone visiting the ancient ruin in Siem Reap
  • This temple was featured in the first Tomb Raider movie (along with the magestic Angkor Wat). That's why this temple is also called Tomb Raider temple. This is the exact spot where Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) finds a secret passage that takes her right under the ground.
  • It is really amazing how the trees grow so big with its roots embracing boulders and rocks of the ruined temple. Currently, the Indian government is helping in its restoration. Hrnce, some areas are off limits. There particular times of the day when the place gets ao crowded with tourists but since the area is huge, great pictures is still possible without photo bombers.
  • currently (May,2018), the temple still under repairing process, hence some working area has been restricted for working safety reason. however, there has very clear walking path routing to lead a tourist to travel around temple easily without disturbing the repairing task that's still in progress. I can't imagine which shape of the new Ta phrom imaging will be changed after the repairing project have completed in the near future. this is absolutely worth visiting place.
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