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Ta Prohm

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #2 of 97 Attractions in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Having undergone minimal restoration, stone pillars and carvings intertwine with massive tree roots and jungle in this stunning temple complex.
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you're a fan of ancient architecture and mysterious structures, you've come to the right place. The temple is in a state of semi-reclamation meaning they left lots of Banyan trees and vines growing as they did when the place was discovered in the jungles in the 1920's. The walls are full of carvings, you can spend an entire exploring... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Yes, this was used for Tomb Raider. However, it's better viewed as a still life experience, pondering on the impermanence of our lives and how nature (and the world) overtakes the places mankind builds to last. As a temple, it is reasonable. As an expression of the power of nature (in particular, trees) is is phenomenal.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous and well worth taking the time to go here. Again you can feel the history as you gaze around listening to your guide explain the temple but if you are very lucky, like we were, you can find a quiet little spot and just soak up the peaceful feeling.....I just loved the fabulous trees. This temple seemed to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at how the roots of trees had grown through and around the ruins of the temple. After the temples were abandoned, the trees continued to grow and take over.

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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beat the rush, while everyone is trying to capture the sunrise at Angkor Wat, head over here and enjoy the sun filtering through the jungle onto this 12th century temple. The marvel of Spung tree roots intertwined with amazing sandstone architecture will delight your eyes. Loved it!

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was the 3rd temple my friend and I visited in one day. We nearly killed ourselves doing it but it was great. Ta Prohm is an active archaeological site with restoration work currently in progress which I thought was most interesting about it. There were great signs showing before and after pictures of restored areas. I really felt like... More

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great temple it was fun to find the snake, crocodile and waterfall in the tree roots which were connected to old trees which are now part of the temple. Our guide showed us where tomb raider film was shoot but really so much more to see. Was worth having a guide as learn more.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This temple is perfect for those of us who think "Tour This Way" signs are for losers with fanny packs. Plenty of opportunities to explore areas relativly untouched by tourists, and a Saturday in August still gave me the opportunity for shots of main areas without other tourists in it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of temples to choose from in the area and this is one of the must see. The way the jungle has slowly started to reclaim the temple is incredible, the blending of man made and nature is almost harmonious.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Besides all the hype of being in Tomb Raider, Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. The massive trees growing out of it is something like I have never seen before. It was fun to walk around and explore the temple's grounds, which is also unlike many of the other Angkor temples. It was really different and definitely a must-see.

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