Ta Prohm is an ancient temple located in Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, which is a popular attraction of Cambodia. Its history goes back to 12th century. Originally called as Rajavihara, this temple still remains with its original condition making it a great ancient historical site for tourists who visit Cambodia.
If you are interested in history, then Ta Prohm temple is a great place to learn and explore about the culture, arts and tradition of Cambodia in late 12th century.
Built in Bayon style, this Ta Prohm temple is founded as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university by the Khmer king Jayavarman VII.As it still remains as the original condition, visitors can see some trees growing in the temple ruins.
With its ancient value and amazing architectural details of the Bayon style, Ta Prohm is another UNESCO heritage site from Cambodia, Angkor.If you visit Cambodia and Angkor, then this temple is a must visit attraction same as the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex.
Ta Prohm is an amazingly beautiful temple with lot of carvings and art works, sculptures which highlight the ancient traditions of building the temples. If you visit this wonderful temple, don’t forget to explore it closely noticing the different carvings.
Massive roots of huge trees grown on the walls of the Ta Prohm temple make some photogenic views although these highlight the ruined temple.
As shared in the post Ta Prohm –Tomb Raider Temple in Angkor ,this temple is also popular as Tomb Raider Temple after its movie appearance in ‘ Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’.
There are many reasons to visit this temple in your Cambodia visit and make sure to prepare with interesting details and travel guide before you visit the temple. With lot of information in hand you can easily explore the Ta Prohm temple and its history admiring the work of Khmer kings of Cambodia.