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Ta Prohm

Pokambor Avenue, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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    Kate Bagoy
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    5 May 19, 2014

    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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    5 Mar 19, 2014

    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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    Maybe Dawn
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    5 Nov 07, 2013

    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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  • Ta ProhmPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Oct 18, 2013

    When you see the images of grasping tree roots entangling a crumbling stone gateway, the jungle swallowing the temple like a vision out of Indiana Jones, what you’re usually seeing is Ta Phrom. And, let’s face it, the effect is so dramatic, it’s impossible not to love. That said, Ta Phrom is not the only tree-in-temple site in Angkor, but it IS certainly the most crowded, and the crowds can at times dampen the effect. Come early or come late to check out the temple without bumping elbows with a Korean tour group.

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  • Ta ProhmPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Oct 15, 2013

    Ta Prohm is beautifully unrestored. Though you can debate whether or not this is the right thing to do for the sake of preservation, there is no question that the vines and trees here give the temple a romanticism that you won't find elsewhere (unless you visit Beng Mealea -- which I highly recommend). A good place to get your Indiana Jones on.

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    Julie Holter
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    This temple isn't in as good a condition as some of the others (such as Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom), but that's what gives it a lot of it's charm. In deciding not to remove all the trees that had overgrown this temple, restorers allow us to imagine what it must have been like to rediscover these temples in the jungle after so many years. The carvings and structures that remain are beautiful and the whole complex has an aura of mystery about it.

    Another nice thing at Ta Prohm is that they have an area where they show you some of the restoration work that's been done and continues to be done so that you get a sense of how the temples are being painstakingly put back together.

    Finally, our kids loved exploring this temple and climbing along various tree roots and rocks that were accessible to the public. And if you like this temple, make the effort to go to Beng Melea - similar to Ta Prohm but even bigger and less overrun with with tourists (which, of course, is the only problem/negative of Ta Prohm).

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    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Aug 28, 2013

    Ta Prohm is known for the trees overlapping the ancient temples. It looks like the trees are trying to swallow the temples whole, giving Ta Prohm a real Indiana-Jones kind of vibe.

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    meekee foojee
    5 Jul 07, 2013

    My favorite temple of Cambodia. Although it was mostly crumbled and under repair, felt that the integration of the temple to the surrounding forest was amazing.

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    Elen Petrova
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    5 Mar 13, 2013

    It is located on the road from Angkor Tom through Victory gate, near Bantya Kdey. It is dated the middle of the 12th eyelid on the beginning of the 13th eyelid.
    That Prom still remains untouched archeologists and restorers. Trees and stones are so bound that in some places it is difficult to understand that was earlier a stone or a tree.

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    Yuki Zhang
    5 Feb 19, 2013

    it's really beautiful, but now it's always crowded cuz everyone HAD to see tomb raider spot...now India is taking care of it, they are trying to keep the harmonious state of trees and rocks still. if u want to see a more none disturbed state,Beng Mealea is a better choice.

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    Sabai Adventures
    5 Jan 20, 2013

    The jungle overgrown temple Ta Prohm was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. The mystic atmosphere between the temple and the overtaking jungle makes it one of the main attractions for tourists and even Hollywood used it for several movies as stage.

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    Christell Berger
    5 Dec 02, 2012

    I really loved exploring this area. I was super excited to see my first apsara engraved in a wall woven and cracked with roots. Sheared stones look like they are perched on the verge of collapse. The kapok and fig roots really take over towards the back area. I'm not posting a lot of pictures so you can discover for yourself.

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    Yanti
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    4 Oct 21, 2012

    Breathtaking temple - it gives you the feeling of 'mistery'. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds. If possible, after sunrise viewing at Angkor Wat

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    John H.
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    5 Sep 11, 2012

    Ta Prohm is the temple where you'll see the banyan trees twisting into the actual temple structure. It is as if the jungle itself is swallowing the temple. If you want to make yourself feel like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft this is the temple to go to. Ta Prohm has lots of great Kodak moments that you won't want to miss.

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    travel33
    5 Jul 21, 2012

    Next to Angkor Wat, this was my favorite temple. The trees engulfing the temple was definitely a sight to be seen. It's not a very big area but a must see!

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    Melissa Smart
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The iconic temple, covered in vines and roots, this temple is spectacular. If you can handle extreme heat, it's best to visit the temples in low season ( April and May) to avoid the crowds. But if not, every other time of year this temple is busy! Instead of waiting for sunrise at Angkor, go to Ta Prohmn before the crowds roll in, because after 8am it's packed.

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    Michael Joy
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Probably going to be less impressive than you imagine it, at least it was for me. It is an awesome temple with a few trees covering temples walls, however, these spots have been transformed into Kodak spots with ropes and platforms, loosing some of the mystique I was hoping to find in them.

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    Brent S
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    5 May 22, 2014

    Amazing!

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    Gisun Lee
    5 Mar 08, 2013

    비오늘날 이어서 그런지 더 멋있고 아름다웠다.

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    Lee Walker
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    5 Dec 29, 2012

    Amazing place!

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4.5 out of 5
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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 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 ... read more
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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