Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm, Siem Reap

Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
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5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Having undergone minimal restoration, stone pillars and carvings intertwine with massive tree roots and jungle in this stunning temple complex.
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Tego
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Completely breathtaking, spectacular place. You have to cover up and it's got to be about a million degrees in April, so it's quite warm but still tolerable. Very quiet thanks to the pandemic.

We visited as part of a tour with Journey Cambodia and I highly recommend using them, to get additional insight into the history and context of the buildings and the religious artwork they contain. Plus they make getting around super simple.
Written April 18, 2022
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Pietro M
Phnom Penh, Cambodia110 contributions
Friends
Don't get me wrong, Angkor Wat deserves at least a couple hours if not a half day to explore and appreciate. However, "the Jungle Temple" might just be the coolest temple you'll see in Siem Reap.

The sheer size and scope of the overgrown trees above, inside and around the temple structures is truly amazing to see. The on-going restoration and in some cases rebuilding of the structures is also really impressive when you consider the amount of time and patience that has gone into slowly piecing together these giant sandstone blocks. The temple ground is a lot bigger than people realize and you could spend a good hour or two roaming on the many different pathways. Be sure to look out for the "ancient Stegasaurus" too!

I've gone twice this summer and crowds have been minimal to non-existent in each instance, so now is a great time to visit (applies to Cambodia and honestly the rest of SE Asia too!).
Written August 1, 2022
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Kopkhun
Berwyn, PA36 contributions
Ta Prohm should not be missed. We have visited a number of times over the past decade. Spectacular temple intentionally left with trees growing in the temple walls to show how temples were found before restoration. Very popular site and enhancements including a wooden walkway have been made to help with the crowds and several spots for selfies have been created. During high season, this is a very popular site and an an early morning or late afternoon visit may be best to miss the large bus tours. For people staying for more than a few days in Siem Reap, there are better examples of unrestored temples a bit further away, but this in no way reduces the beauty and importance of Ta Prohm. Highly recommended.
Written April 1, 2020
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Sidneeman
Sydney, Australia351 contributions
Good to see some projects underway to restore the complex although this meant that a large part of the inner area was closed off. Sadly this is where some of the good scenery was with the tree roots but I may be wrong. A long lead in from the parking areas and with the exit. Would rate this as my second favourite after Angor Wat. It helps if you organise your transport to drop off at say east gate and pick up west gate or vice versa.
Written June 15, 2022
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Monkeyboy45
London, UK293 contributions
There is no better time to visit the Temples of Angkor Wat, especially this amazing place than right now. It is absolutely fantastic for photos and feeling the energy of the place without hoards of tourists. We feel very privileged and grateful to have seen them at this time.

We came here as part of our sunrise Angkor Wat tour that I have reviewed and it didn't disappoint. It is incredible to see how the trees have tried to take root in the sandstone and lava rock temples. It just looks incredible. Ta Prohm has the famous tree seen in the opening scenes of Tomb Raider and it was brilliant to see it in real life. It is a fantastic temple.

There have been some very tasteful restoration done on this temple, so you have an idea what it must have looked like when it was built.

It is a must see!
Written April 20, 2022
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,468 contributions
Ta Prohm is one of the temples constructed in the late 12th-century during the reign of Jayavarman VII. It was dedicated to the king's mother and is located east of Angkor Thom. A visit here can be easily combined with a stop at Banteay Kdei just southeast.

This is one of the most famous of the temples in the Angkor Archeological Park, after being the setting for the movie Tomb Raider. In addition to the bas-reliefs and interesting restored sections of Ta Prohm, what makes this temple special are the numerous fir crawler trees which have sprung up and are taking over sections of the temple ruins, creating numerous photographic scenes for visitors to enjoy.

Note - Because Ta Prohm is so popular, you will likely be visiting with numerous other tourists these days. As such, just be patient if you want photographs in front of some of the fir crawler trees and temple ruins. You'll need to be really patient if you want unobscured pictures at Ta Prohm.

In the end, we really liked spending time in Ta Prohm. The interior is littered with temple ruins, creating a maze like scene for visitors to explore and view the ruins. This is a place, easily worth spending an hour or more before continuing onward with other intended temple visits.
Written February 4, 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,148 contributions
Couples
We visited Ta Phrom after Angkor Thom on the second full day of our visit to Siem Reap.

Totally unique, small temple much desecrated after Vietnamese 'invasions' and thus little left of original carvings. Made famous by 'Tomb Raider', I'd suggest an early morning visit, so as to miss the worst of the tourist rush (as they'll still be at Angkor Wat!)

In truth, there's only two 'photostops' that are totally overwhelmed and there's plenty of other quieter places with root growth etc if you're trying to avoid tour groups.

It's a must see but strongly recommend visiting early or later in the day to avoid crowds.
Written February 6, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
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, Australia50 contributions
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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Colin Campbell
United Kingdom3 contributions
Ta Prohm temple was arguably of more interest to us than Angkor Wat itself as it is just so stunning with the trees growing on top and around. I cant recommend this place enough. Its age is shown by the size of the trees growing on top of its roof. Love this place!!!
Written December 4, 2020
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