Ta Prohm Temple

Attraction Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM
09:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Must see
Kids
Architecture
Temple & Monument
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ta Prohm Temple is a popular spot for visitors to explore Khmer architectural style and the unique beauty of the coexistence between nature and ruins.

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Why Ta Prohm Temple is special ?

One of the most famous temples in Angkor, the Ta Prohm is known for the huge trees and the massive roots growing out of its walls. The jungle temple also featured in the adventure movie “The tomb raider”; several shots were filmed in the Ta Prohm. The attractive jungle setting and the original state of the temple has made it one of the most visited Angkor temples.


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What to explore at Ta Prohm Temple?

- The East gate of the fourth enclosure contains depictions of several Buddhist scenes. The faces of most images of the Buddha were destroyed halfway through the 13th century when king Jayavarman VIII reinstated Shaivism as the official religion. Only a few have survived, maybe because they were mistaken for a Hindu figure.

- At the East end of the third enclosure are cruciform galleries that delimit four small courtyards. Around it is a number of small sanctuaries. Carved panels show depictions of several Buddhist scenes.

- The central sanctuary is enclosed by galleries with a tower at each of its corners. The square central courtyard is 24 meters long, a single sanctuary tower is set in its center. The South East corner of the courtyard contains a library building.

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How to get to Ta Prohm Temple?

Ta Prohm is located east of Angkor Thom, southwest of the East mebon. Any tuk tuk driver will know how to get to Ta Prohm.

Selling points

  • Beautiful temple in the jungle
  • Mysterious and Atmospheric place to explore culture
  • Stunning, awe-inspiring, unforgettable
  • The world of difference
  • The nature and historical wonder
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Tips for you

  • It is recommended to follow the plan with a route and landmarks indicted or to stay with a guide to avoid getting lost. An expert local tour guide from Siem Reap will ensure you get the very best from your visit. Local children often duck the security into Ta Prohm and offer to guide you through the temple.
    Experience
  • There are 39 towers at Ta Prohm, which are connected by numerous galleries.
    What to see
  • Inside the walls of the fourth enclosure are 93 small cells for the Buddhist monks of the temple. You can see the wonderful restoration work been carried out by the Cambodian archeology team with the help of India.
    What to see
  • A line of open-air eateries is just outside the main entrance to Ta Prohm, popular places for a snack or lunch.
    Food
  • if you do want assistance finding a good photo spot or interesting sight, try to agree on a price first (2000r or whatever you choose)
    Photography
  • Some areas of the temple are impassable and others are accessible only by narrow dark passages
    Rule
  • You should go early in the morning, before 7:30 AM when it is not really crowded
    Timming
  • These crumbled monuments and crevices can be quite dangerous to explore, you should watch your step
    Safety
  • Its outer enclosure is near the corner of Banteay Kdei. It can be accessed by enter the monument from the west and leave from the east entrance.
    Location
  • The approach to the west entrance of the temple is a path through the forest. After about 350 meters (1,148 feet) there is a stone terrace in the shape of a cross
    Transportation
  • In the courtyard, you will get a wonderful panorama of local flora and ancient monuments existing in harmon
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Reviews

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A temple hundreds of years old, with great trees thousands of years old. Together they make a great scenic presentation.

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This famous temple in Tomb Raider of Angelina Jolie

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Самый необычный из храмов. Торопитесь увидеть, пока не вырубили корни деревьев, проросшие сквозь стены... Знаменит съемками Лары Крофт:) энергетика волшебная!

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be here early after sunrise for the best adventure :)

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This temple is known not just for its beauty but because Tombraider movie was filmed here. Restoration jobs in progress, you can witness the difference between the destroyed and restored parts.

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Unbelievable sight - I thought you only see these in the movies - where the jungle was left untouched to wrap around temples and structures. I could spend the whole day here and marvel at nature combining with man's intricate handiwork. While it is apparent that this site has been neglected and abandoned in the past, it is still amazing to see trees growing out of the ruins. There are 2 gates: East and West and because of the collapsed state of many buildings, visitors often have to go around in circles and can easily get lost among the buildings. My wife and I got separated from our group and it took awhile to find and rejoin the group.

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I generally preferred the smaller ancient structures around Siem Reap. This one was no exception. Although not as well restored as some of the larger areas, the intimate feeling, the way nature has taken over and started to take it all back is fascinating. I recommend this one once you come all this way. As I have said regarding other smaller Wats you can visit, I think you do not need a guide, although that may just be a matter of personal preference. Try to get to the smaller ones when most tour buses are at Thom and Ankor Wat (just my experience, but people seem to come to these after they visit one of the larger ones at the beginning of their day).

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The place where they shot tomb raider if you don't know! Its a lovely place filled with history and culture, apart from the angkor wat and the bayon temple of course.

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Unbelievable sight - I thought you only see these in the movies - where the jungle was left untouched to wrap around temples and structures. I could spend the whole day here and marvel at nature combining with man's intricate handiwork. While it is apparent that this site has been neglected and abandoned in the past, it is still amazing to see trees growing out of the ruins. There are 2 gates: East and West and because of the collapsed state of many buildings, visitors often have to go around in circles and can easily get lost among the buildings. My wife and I got separated from our group and it took awhile to find and rejoin the group.

FourSquare View more

A temple hundreds of years old, with great trees thousands of years old. Together they make a great scenic presentation.

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