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Ta Prohm, Siem Reap

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Ruin Religious Site
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.
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  • It's amazing how tall some of these trees are, and they're an integral part of the temple now. There's constant restoration being carried out, as some of the fallen trees caused the buildings to colla...  more »
  • This is a must do while visiting Siem Reap. Under a canopy of trees that are growing out the ruins, with their enormous roots becoming part of the architecture, you have crumbling towers and walls. Th...  more »
  • The famous tomb raider temple. Main difference between this and others are the trees and roots growing into and onto the buildings. This makes it an interesting temple to see.... Add that to the imagi...  more »
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  • A wonderful temple left in the condition where it is safe enough for visitors to wander around and yet retains what was as taken away by time and the forest. The reason for the 4 stars is because of the crowd. It is difficult to enjoy and appreciate the place when there are so many people talking and posing for photos that you cannot have a good view of the temple. Some places have barrier to prevent people from getting close. Maybe it is better if you are super early or late.
  • A breathtaking mix of nature and historical architecture. This was the filming place for Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider so that says enough of this temple. The way the trees grow together with the temple ruins make for great pictures and the story behind the temple with the detailed architecture is humbling and enlightening. The complex is huge as well, and you can easily spend an hour to two here if you linger.
  • We loved this temple the most! A lot more interesting and visually impressive than the others I thought. How nature has engulfed the temple is truly awesome. If you only have limited time visit this temple over any others.
  • Wow tree of the jungle temple One of the most beautiful and best highlight is Taking Promh. Tomb raider or jungle temple is the nickname but more popular than the real name. This temple is covered by tree which as about 400 years old. it creates the most romantic place in Angkor Park. Best time to visit this temple is 7:30 am or 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
  • 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 the ages on top of the ruins have become integral part of the structure, replacing some building blocks and making these ruins look like a giant living organism. This is definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.