Our main objective to visit Ta Phrom is to try taking some 'unique' pictures of the temple. So the key is to shoot during golden hours and crowd avoidance. We visited the site twice, first in the afternoon around 3.30 PM until 5.30 PM where the crowd has dispersed and you have the temple for your own. Of course, you have to hire your own transport (tuk-tuk) and not part of the group tour. The sinister fig tree root, devatas bas-relief and meditating chambers are some of the awesome subject. But with a lot of scaffolding and fence surrounding the temple to protects the ruin, taking clear shot is proven to be challenging, but rewarding. The next day we visited the temple again in the morning around 7.15 AM when only handful of people around. The natural light is not as we expected so we'd rather focus in the macro portraiture type. The crowd start pouring around 8.30 AM. So based on our personal experience, it's much better to take photos in the afternoon.
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