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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  • Its the famous Tomb Raider temple. Its famous for big roots of giant trees that have wrapped up walls of this temples since ages. This temple is not famous for its age or architecture but just to...  more »
  • We hired a guide months before actually arriving in Siem Reap and WOW did it pay off. Plus it was a great price for just the 2 of us to be gone 10+ hours. We were doing 2 circuits in one day. In...  more »
  • This is definitely one of our favorite memories from our visit to the various temples around Angkor Wat. The trees are growing intertwined with the stone architecture, and it is truly unique and...  more »
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  • One of my favorites of all times. I've been visiting it already 4 times and still not enough. Remote and quiet. If you're lucky and get there later in the evening you'll meet the tranquility and mysterious voices from the jungle which is trying to swallow this amazing temple of Ta Phrom. Beautiful architecture. They've started with some renovations there so some buildings are under construction.
  • Amazing. The jungle has reclaimed this temple. It's absolutely fantastic. So many great photo opportunities. It's really, really beautiful and absolutely worth visiting. Yes, it's the Tomb Raider temple, so it's always busy and hard to get some of the best shots because people are always posing in those spots but with patience, I managed to get all the shots I wanted. A wide angle lens is a massive advantage here, as some of the trees on too of the temples are extremely tall.
  • For us the prettiest temple. Good place to start to beat the crowds, but note the opening times. We came here immediately after watching the sunrise at the Angkor Wat temple and had to wait 45 minutes for it to open... Worth it though, to have the temple (almost) to ourselves.
  • Nice temple, it became a great tourist attraction after Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie. You can a nice walk inside through these ruins . It's pretty well maintained. I would recommend to go there earlier during the day otherwise with all these trees it can get pretty dark inside
  • The temple without which visiting Angkor would not be complete. It is located outside Angkor Thom, and its incredible popularity is due to the use of the temple area as the scenery in the first part of the movie Lara Croft. Throughout the area, you can see that man is trying to take away what he took him centuries ago. He re-creates masterpieces that fell under the pressure of natural forces. It is one of the most atmospheric temples in Angkor and I feel this climate despite the large number of tourists.

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