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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  • We have seen so many temples all around Asia but this one is special. The fact that Ta Prohm is all taken by the forest makes it unique. Make sure to get there before 8am so you can avoid the...  more »
  • Ta Promh aka the Hollywood temple is well worth a visit. Really cool place and it's breathtaking to see the trees and the temple.  more »
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  • One of our favourite temples. Trees are the stars here, growing as they have around the temple stones. This temple was famously part of the Tomb Raider film and it has an eerie yet beautiful quality to it. Lots of great spots for photos and so many interesting tree and stone formations. Toilets also here, which is good to know on a day touring the area.
  • Yes. Visit here. All of these temples are five stars. This one, being perhaps more famous, or more advanced in terms of falling apart, has a more structured tour experience than the others. There were not a lot of people when we visited, but I can imagine it may not be so great when thronged. Although, you're basically walking through a real life Indiana Jones set. There's no downside.
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