Ta Prohm
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Having undergone minimal restoration, stone pillars and carvings intertwine with massive tree roots and jungle in this stunning temple complex.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand882 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The power of nature
    I realize this temple has the famous connection to the tomb raider movie and is normally really crowded, so we weren't expecting to like it very much. We came in the east entrance and it was really quiet, almost no one there. We got to explore and enjoy the temple. Once we reached the parts where nature has twined with the temple we came across loads of people. It was still an amazing sight to see and the trees are so large it does take your breath away. So worth getting the timing right to avoid the masses and really enjoy this.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 27, 2023
  • Peter L
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feels like you are one of the first to visit!
    Short walk through jungle is fun and then you arrive and it feels so natural, so much like you are one of the first visitors. wasnt over full on the day we went and it was brilliant. Lots of photo ops. Wonderful how nature has enhanced the experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Fiona
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
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    Nature taking over
    If you've seen the film or played the game then you'll have a picture in your head of what it looks like - I've only seen the trailer & promo shots - it's not as dark and green as they make out. I commented that it wasn't as overgrown as I had expected to be wowed when I walked through a wee doorway to be faced with massive tree roots & a huge tree overhead! Again, off season, so not as busy & I loved that as I can envisage it being over-crowded during peak times & that would be very annoying. Panning up gives you a scale of the height of the trees when taking photos. Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Tony W
    Sydney, Australia4,579 contributions
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    What happens when nature takes over
    Walking through this temple that has massive trees growing up the outside of the building walls makes you realise what happens when humans move out and Mother Nature takes back her domain. It is both eerie and beautiful at the same time. Going in low season meant the number of visitors was down so it was not so crowded. Also buy a CD from the war victim musicians, the music is great and it helps out members of the local community. If you feel this temple is familiar it was featured n the Tomb Raider movie.
    Visited April 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • SMChico2
    Fairfield, California746 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Known a Angela Jolie Temple!
    Named after the Hindu god Brahma, this place is amazing. The trees intertwined with the temples are absorbing. .. In part the movie "Tomb Raider" was filmed here and hence that is what made it famous too. Worth a visit certainly.
    Visited February 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Jom R
    Manila, Philippines2 contributions
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    A must see temple
    From the start of the visit to the end so amazing that the giant trees growing on this temple, How those trees can stand on it stones. It was so fresh every where in the temple and the guide was very helpful to take photos of my family. Some photos spots we have to wait in line because of crowds. This place is a must see.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
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    Key highlight
    Obviously, the place to go as it is where Tomb Raider was filmed plus other places I think too. We didn’t have a tour guide take us in but really should have. It is actually huge and very easy to get lost. Some guy working there led us around and showed us the main places and we ended up giving him some money. Honestly, it is stunning, the huge trees and how the hang over the temples is just so beautiful. You can spend ages here exploring the different paths through the temples and get lost too, its like a huge maze
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • N&A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates191 contributions
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    One of Siem Reap’s wonder
    Widely known as “The tomb raider’s temple”, Ta Prohm is more than that, it’s a 12th century Buddhist temple in the middle of the jungle. The temple heavily suffered from the trees rising from the ruins, but kept all its beauty, charm and unique atmosphere. There’s a lot of details to see, I recommend you to get a local guide with you for the visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • bittrades i
    Kuala Selangor, Malaysia6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that must be seen.
    Arrived for the temples but fell in love with Ta Prohm's trees. A two-day excursion to the temples was planned, but it only took three hours. It totally depends on the individual if they value anything. I visited Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat, which are both must-see attractions.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • midway42
    Georgia3,329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tomb Raider, Inc.
    There are three main “must-see” temples on anyone’s list when traveling to Siem Reap: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm. The latter was constructed during the reign of King Jayavarman VII, with building starting in 1186 and continuing for an unknown period of time. Dedicated to the king’s mother, the layout of the building was completed in classic “flat” Khmer style with a central sanctuary surrounded by five rectangular enclosing walls, today found in various states of disrepair. In its heyday, the area was a vibrant center of living and housed over 10,000 inhabitants including high priests, monks, and at least 615 temple dancers. It was abandoned in the 1400’s during the fall of the Khmer Empire and gradually became the victim of a different kind of invasion: the jungle trees. It is best known in contemporary times for briefly serving as a backdrop for the movie “Tomb Raider.” I visited with a guide during my first of two days exploring the local area. We entered the western side, and leisurely followed the display boards’ suggested walking route. This took us through an array of rooms and corridors including the Hall of Dancers, Waterfall Tree, and Central Tower. The journey is part of the experience here, as the atmosphere of the overarching trees and invasive roots along with a thankful lack of fellow tourists added to the ambience. We checked off the boxes as well: Tomb Raider Tree, dinosaur carving, Crocodile Tree, etc. After a little over an hour we departed. This was an equally obligatory and satisfying visit during my two weeks in Cambodia. If I wrote this review immediately after my walk-through it would have reflected an almost life-altering experience, as I had never seen such an interaction between ancient structures and nature before. Trips to Beng Mealea, Preah Vihear, and the Koh Ker temples moderated my initial reaction, but not by much. This area can be admired by spending several hours here and making it a didactic experience, or just by walking through slowly and admiring the site itself. Either way, it’s worth the visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 16, 2023
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,645 contributions
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Mar 2019
Midway along the cleared approach to Ta Prohm through a lush, jungle path, we were serenaded by enchanting live music, played by Cambodians who, we assumed, had suffered blindness and injuries due to land mine accidents. Their upbeat music, blending with the loud and vibrant sounds of the forest insects, was an enchanting experience, yet sad to witness what dangers that the Cambodian people have been subjected to.
Inside the temple of Ta Prohm which has undergone some repair, the visitor can somewhat assume how amazing and difficult the discovery of the overgrown temple within the jungle must have been. Ta Prohm is best known as the location of the filming of "Laura Croft: Tomb Raider". Ta Prohm has a more intimate feel than Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom, and we enjoyed winding our way through the temple grounds and corridors. We visited late morning, along with quite a crowd of sightseers, which was amplified and congested due to the relatively smaller environment. The massive trees with their roots attached to walls and buildings adds to the appeal of this temple, built in the Bayon style in the late 12th century. Founded by Khmer King Jayavarman VII, this UNESCO Heritage site served as a Buddhist monastery and university. Extremely picturesque and a definite "must see".
Written February 12, 2020
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Kerry L
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
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Jan 2020
We came mid afternoon and it was surprisingly crowd free and quite peaceful. Seeing the trees just growing out of the walls is amazing. Our guide advised that when termites get into the tree roots this causes significant damage to the buildings which is why there are some collapsed or nearly collapsed walls and ceilings. Until I came here, I had no idea that the Tomb Raider game I played years ago, was based on a real place Definitely worth coming to visit and much less crowded than Angkar Wat.
Written January 6, 2020
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tomnortonpdx
Portland23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Popular and worthwhile temple, sight of many scenes in the movie Tomb Raider. It can get incredibly crowded so we recommend that you go here first thing in the morning! do not go to Angkor Wat first, then Ta Prohm. The place is enchanting and definitely worth a visit
Written January 29, 2020
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Penny R
Stockholm, Sweden13 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family
This temple is extraordinary with its massive banyan trees with roots that are literally consuming the bricks and stones. However part of the atmospgere is undoubtedly spoilt by the huge crowds. Its probably worth going there the minute it opens or last minute before closing. Took some incrrdible photos nevertheless.
Written January 9, 2020
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aysgu
Istanbul, Türkiye33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The temple is surrounded and hugged by nature! It is such a peaceful environment... It is definitely a must see temple, and do not miss the echo sections. There are some sections (small rooms you may say) where you stand still and lean your back to one of the walls. Then you gently hit your heart with your fist continuously and it is believed that if the sound is louder your heart is pure.. I tried :)
I was also lucky enough to meet with Buddhist Monk inside who was selling hand-made bracelets. The monk let me choose my bracelet then put it on my wrist while praying... It was so peaceful and extraordinary experience on my behalf...
Written January 31, 2020
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Rudy L
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
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Jan 2020
Like all the temples I have visited so far, this was the most interesting. Don't miss the 500 year old trees growing through the temple stonework - it seems like the jungle always wins! There are some marvelous photo opportunities- magical doorways, passageways, towers and walls - i certainly took far more photos than I expected!! Be prepared for the very aggressive trinket sellers who crowd around you as soon as you get off your transport. Also there were hawkers selling trinkets inside the temple itself, which was annoying. A pity much of the temple was in ruins, but a lot of restoration work is being done thanks to a cooperation between India and Cambodia! Definitely on your list of "must see".
Written January 30, 2020
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LittleMissMelly
Melbourne, Australia292 contributions
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Jan 2020
This temple is something else altogether!
The tress snaking over the temple is breathtakingly beautiful.
I came through after my visit to Angkor Wat for the sunrise there, so I was nice and early here when there wasn’t quite as many people so I was able to really soak up how spectacular this temple is.
Don’t leave this temple out of your itinerary!
Written January 1, 2020
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Ian C
Chengdu, China384 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Ruins being ruined by mass tourism. I first came here in 2004 you could just explore Ta Prohm and I literally saw about 4 people. In 2009 they had put up some small barriers and still I only saw a few tourists. Yesterday thousands of people walked slowly into the temple with guards whistling and shouting at tourists to stop climbing or smoking. It was not a good experience. Sadly the government doesn’t care they just want your $37 dollars entrance fee.
Written January 25, 2020
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Trackerh
Peterlee, UK645 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Couples
Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple in Siem Reap Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. It’s a jewel in the crown of a place and stunning to see the different trees and roots growing out of its walls, it’s a very popular spot second only to Angkor Wat Temple for tourists strong shoes and plenty of water is a must for this place and prepare to be bombarded with children, and adults trying to sell you there wears. Highly recommended to visit, won’t ever forget this beautiful place.
Written March 15, 2020
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Coastrunner101
37 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Solo
Ta Prohm is most famous as a location for the Angelina Jolie film Tomb Raider. Unlike the others on the tour, I am not a Jolie fan and didn't see the movie, so it was just another temple to me. Two overwhelming takeaways: the incredible time, effort, and craftsmanship of humans to build it, and the unrelenting forces of nature to destroy it. The Banyan trees literally choke everything they touch.
The Cambodian people very much realize the economic value of their temples and are putting serious efforts in restoration.
Written February 10, 2020
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