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“Taking photograph of Ta Phrom”
Review of Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm
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Private Angkor Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
Ranked #3 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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Owner description: Having undergone minimal restoration, stone pillars and carvings intertwine with massive tree roots and jungle in this stunning temple complex.
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Taking photograph of Ta Phrom”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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Malacca City, Melaka, Malaysia
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“mesmerizing”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

a little bit scary, but completely mesmerizing nevertheless! you cannot give this a miss. there will a line to queue up for is you want to take a picture infront of the famous tree roots you often see when googling about Ta Phrom. There are signs, saying it is dangerous to stay too close to certain structures for fear that the structures might collapse. However, it is just beautiful! it is as if, nature has become vindictive and has now reclaimed back her land, reclaimed back what was once hers.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Very misterious but need cleaning”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I like the trees soorrounding the ruines, but I dislike very much the lack of maintance and the mold and mildew that is damaging the carvings and the temples, they make too much $$$ money and they don't care about preserving it. Many areas are abandoned.

Visited November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Yet another winner”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Like all of the ruins in this area the scale and skill of construction and workmanship has to be seen to be believed.

Visited July 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“very heavily visited site”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

When you see the trees that appear to have grown out of the stones at this temple it is an amazing sight. The temple is being renovated and although the temple itself is not as impressive as some of the others it is the way that nature has forced its way onto this temple that makes it so amazing.

Visited July 2013
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