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Ta Prohm Temple
Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Monument, Temple
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 23 218 585
https://www.tourismcambodia.com/attractions/angkor/ta-prohm.htm
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There are few areas in the world that allow visitors to explore ancient ruins. However, for people interested in visiting historical sites, Ta Prohm is one of the most popular destinations. At over ... Read more
900 years old, Ta Prohm is one of the oldest structures in the world, and it is also one of the most popular destinations in Cambodia. Situated in a lush tropical jungle, Ta Prohm is renowned for its beautiful setting. The highly preserved ancient ruins make this destination ideal for history enthusiasts, and, in fact, these ruins are one of the few examples of an unaltered Angkorian temple.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

This set of ruins has one of the most stunning examples of nature reclaiming her land!

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Seattle

Very cool ruin nestle between massive trees that have overgrown the structures since the 12-century Kingdom.

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Tempe, Arizona

If you have limited time and don't deal well with being lost, use a guide and driver. It made the day easier, the heat was made tolerable with an air conditioned vehicle and water between treks.
I agree with other reviews about arriving here early. The Chinese and Korean tour buses haven't arrived yet allowing for a peaceful visit.

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Miravet, Spain

My absolute favourite of all of the Angkor temples, for its sheer wildness and sense of harmony with the surrounding nature. Twisted vines, trees growing on and around the temple - absolutely amazing to see. Try and get here early in the morning and you may find you have the place entirely to yourself, which is really special.

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Surigao City, Philippines

Check out the wishing temple with no echo... voices even a shout will produce no echo... beat your heart/chest with your fist only then an echo will ressonate inside the temple! Creepy... advance acoustic technology the ancient khmers.. And this is where Angelina Jolie of Tomb Raider was filmed :)

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Foster City, California, USA

Third most important temple to visit in Angkor area. This is where the most famous rooted tree (Tetrameles nudiflora) from Tomb Raider movie was filmed.

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Singapore, Singapore

Simply amazing place! Unesco Heritage. Mother Nature takes over men creation.

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Foshan, China

The biggest religion area in the world . Amazing what the people made more than 10 centuries
before

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ta Prohm was also constructed to serve as a Buddhist monastery and university. It was home to many high priests, officials and dancers, and its vaults were said to contain lots of gold, diamonds, pearls and silk. After the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 17th century, Ta Prohm was neglected and abandoned for hundreds of years, overgrown by jungle. French explorers stumbled upon Ta Prohm at the turn of the 20th century and about 50 years later, they decided to leave this temple in the same condition in which it was found, for aesthetic reasons. Much restoration has been done; some parts of the jungle have been cleared and managed. But what was maintained was trees with enormous roots growing out of the ruins and sprouting across the temple, thus giving Ta Prohm a Lost World feel.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Known often as the "Tomb Raider Temple" Ta Prohm is impressive and definitely worth a visit. You'll definitely encounter other tourists when you are here, but like Angkor Wat, it's a must see.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Probably better known as one of the settings for the movie Tomb Raider, it's amazing that the temples still stand here, with the trees growing within. Some of the roots look like enormous pythons, they're so thick and huge.

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Singapore

My 2nd time visiting Ta Prohm - nice to have the guide explaining the temple with the tree growing inside ...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Famously used in the "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" movie, this jungle temple built in the 12th century deserves your full attention. Do take your time here and explore this wonderful space where stones meet giant trees.

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Boston

Make sure you go here! This temple has been cleared the least so is most like how the French guy would have found the temples back in the 1800's. It is also where Tomb Raider was filmed! The trees growing on this temple are massive! I can easily see how it was a good set for the movie!

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Klang, Malaysia
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Tonle Bati is a small lake and popular picnic spot for the locals - bamboo picnic stands and mats by the water. on the road to Tonle Bati there are two Angkorian era temples, Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau. Both were built under Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century during the same period that Bayon and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap were constructed.

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Barcelona, Spain

This temple wasn't restored intentionally to preserve its romantic atmosphere. It's shocking to see how the trees are entwined between the ruins literally eating man-made buildings!

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Savannah, Georgia, USA

My favorite of the temple for scenery - the extensive fight of man vs nature. Absolute must do in Cambodia for anyone interested in history or nature.

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Palo Alto, California, USA

Like giant octopus enveloping the ancient ruins, the trees growing around Ta Prohm is a photographer's dream. This is another temple you should not miss in Angkor.

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Singapore, Singapore

My guide wasn't too enthusiastic about this temple because it's not a historically or architecturally significant monument. But I loved its crumbly, overgrown charm and moss-covered stone facades. So does every other tourist from here to timbuktu!!! LOL. If you want a snapshot of the temple without the hordes, go real early or near closing time.

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Los Angeles

Nothing like this in the world. And to think it lay undiscovered for so long. Angkor Wat is for history buffs and spiritual seekers alike for it's a piece of history that will deeply affect you.

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