Ta Prohm, Siem Reap
Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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 builder.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Enjoyed this place more than the bigger Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. The massive trees and roots really give the ruins an amazing atmosphere. Remember these places were lost for hundreds of years until... read more »
The way that nature is taking over the place, make this temple something really special.Of course main attraction for the majority is to see the trees were the Tomb Rider movie was film, But the place... read more »
On a pas arrêté de nous bassiner en arrivant ici pour nous dire qu'Angelina Jolie avait tourné ici Tomb Raider. Ouais... Super :-) Mais encore ? Et bien quand on arrive, on se dit "c'est ça Ta Prohm" ... read more »It has not adopted any soak us arriving here to tell us that Angelina Jolie had filmed here Tomb Raider. Yeah... Super :-) Yet? And well when we come, say "c'est ca Ta Prohm"? Because the entry cache absolutely everything behind... And there is the shock! This temple is huge! But most importantly... it literally merged with the vegetation. It is absolutely sumptuous. When you think that they wonder if he shouldn't remove the trees that grow... See this entanglement gives you a very special feeling, if it was not as hot (visit by 45 ° C, EPIC!) it feels like in a film set. Simply magnificent. Mandatory visit!show original
This is the temple where international star Angelina Jolie film Tomb Raider. The view is stunning and it is easy to lost track of directions. Ask the security officers around for directions should you need them, they're all friendly btw.
These Temples are a must see! You'll only need 1 or 2 day in Siem Reap so plan out which temples you really wanna see before going and then bargain the best price for a tuk tuk driver to take you to them. Hostels usually already have tours done by tuk tuks already for a set price.
My number 2 favorite place in Angkor Archaeological Park (number 1 is obviously Angkor Wat). It's a temple ruin where large trees have grown. This is where they should the Tomb Raider movie, hence the alternate name of this place that you'll see in local travel tours is "Thomredder."
Just amazing! Go first thing in the morning and you may just have the entire temple to yourself, which is a fantastic experience.
Like a trip back in time to a lost world. Magical. Strangler figs are king in this mysterious ruin at Angkor. Once a buddhist monastery...this was thankfully maintained in a way that you feel like you are the one discovering it for the first time.
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Are you the owner of this business? Click here for promotion tips.