Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap, unlike any other temples in Angkor, this temple largely left to the control of the living jungle. This is one of the favorite and most photographed temples of all, the temple gained its popularity due to the movie Tomb Raider which was filmed at this location.

Ta Prohm Temple, Siam Reap

I was dropped off by my driver at the west gate then I had to walk through the temple. It was a bright day but soon I enter the site it appeared to be dark, damped and abundant that make a perfect scenario of its originality. Intentionally left more or less the way it was originally found. Giving the visitors the feeling of discovering a temple lost in the jungle.

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Ta Prohm Temple, Siam Reap

Ta Prohm is also best known for the two 900 years old Fig trees that have grown on top of it and wrapped it around with its massive thick roots. Some walls and doorways of the ancient structure were left overgrown and gripped by huge trees and other vegetation. Was impressed by the great trees all over the temple, their leaves provided nice cool shade and casting a greenish light over the out of the world site. It was a little relief from the Sun on a hot and humid day. Visited the temple early in the morning but it was already crowded very difficult for photographers to get a clear shot because a busload of tourists poring in and everyone wanted to have a shot of their own/selfie in front of every attraction. 

Ta Prohm Temple, Siam Reap

Comparing to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom this is relatively small but Ta Prohm temple is a beautiful sight and it is absolutely worth a visit, it’s little difficult to find on the map but thanks to Vishal who dropped me at the west gate and picked me up from east gate.

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Hasan Mahmud

Traveler, Blogger, and Travel Photographer!

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