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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  • Ta Prohm is one of the main temples in Cambodia and it's considered as one of the most beautiful temple. Located in the jungle, about 12km from Siem Reap, Ta Prohm is a sample temple of how nature and temple have been struggling over 400years since the city was abandoned. Built in year 1186AD, Ta Prohm was dedicated to king's mother and also served as the Royal Buddhist monastery.
  • To walk in the footsteps of a Lost Civilization. Visit at dawn. Forget that sunrise photo over the main Temple, go straight in to explore without the crowds. Breathe in the History and emerse yourself in the quiet. As you leave, all those "sunrise" photographers will be rushing in. Stay one step ahead. Be respectful. Dress modestly and never climb the Ruins. Watch out for the cheeky monkeys. Toilet facilities are around. Mostly......take your time and Marvel at the Extraordinary feats of man. Oh, Enjoy.
  • One of the best temples in Siem Reap. Even though there was some construction going on in some areas and it could get loud, walking around the huge trees and rocks was a great experience. I would spend at least two hours in the temple, it takes a while to navigate through all sites and around the walls. Best time to visit is right after sunrise as it can get very crowded later in the day.
  • Only one suggestion: Come as early as possible and you won't be disappointed. The trees, the movie and the story. This is the temple for the mother and this is the last post about Angkor from my last visit. I came here in early 2016 and spent nearly two weeks in this great, unique and fantastic place. This is once in a lifetime experience. Hope everyone enjoys and have a good stay. All the best. cheers.
  • This place is known from thé movie : the Tomb Raider. At around 10 km from Siem Reap, inside the jungle . You find here a harmony between nature and the old architectures since the temple ruins are overgrown by trees. This bring along a mystic feeling and makes the temple different and unique amongst the others. 5 stars quotation surely earned well !
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