Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple is where they were shooting the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). Ta Prohm (prasat taprohm) is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometer east of Angkor Thom (Bayon Temple) and on the southern edge of the East Baray,
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Ta Prohm temple is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray.

Ta Prohm temple is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray.

Ta Prohm is a temple of towers, closed courtyards and narrow corridors. Many of the corridors are impassable, clogged with jumbled piles of delicately carved stone blocks dislodged by the roots of long-decayed trees. Bas-reliefs on bulging walls are carpeted with lichen, moss and creeping plants, and shrubs.

Ta Prohm is a temple of towers, closed courtyards and narrow corridors. Many of the corridors are impassable, clogged with jumbled piles of delicately carved stone blocks dislodged by the roots of long-decayed trees. Bas-reliefs on bulging walls are carpeted with lichen, moss and creeping plants, and shrubs.

Ta Prohm is a temple of towers, closed courtyards and narrow corridors. Many of the corridors are impassable, clogged with jumbled piles of delicately carved stone blocks dislodged by the roots of long-decayed trees. Bas-reliefs on bulging walls are carpeted with lichen, moss and creeping plants, and shrubs.

Ta Prohm is a temple of towers, closed courtyards and narrow corridors. Many of the corridors are impassable, clogged with jumbled piles of delicately carved stone blocks dislodged by the roots of long-decayed trees. Bas-reliefs on bulging walls are carpeted with lichen, moss and creeping plants, and shrubs.

Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm temple is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992.

Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm temple is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992.

UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992. Today, it is one of the most visited complexes in Cambodia’s Angkor region. The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA.

UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992. Today, it is one of the most visited complexes in Cambodia’s Angkor region. The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA.

The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap).

The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap).

The three inner enclosures of the temple proper are galleried, while the corner towers of the first enclosure form a quincunx with the tower of the central sanctuary. This basic plan is complicated for the visitor by the circuitous access necessitated by the temple's partially collapsed state.

The three inner enclosures of the temple proper are galleried, while the corner towers of the first enclosure form a quincunx with the tower of the central sanctuary. This basic plan is complicated for the visitor by the circuitous access necessitated by the temple's partially collapsed state.

At Ta Prohm, near Angkor Wat and built by the epic builder king Jayavarman VII in the late 1100's, a small carving on a crumbling temple wall seems to show a dinosaur - a Stegosaurus carving, to be exact. The hand-sized carving can be found in a quiet corner of the complex.

At Ta Prohm, near Angkor Wat and built by the epic builder king Jayavarman VII in the late 1100's, a small carving on a crumbling temple wall seems to show a dinosaur - a Stegosaurus carving, to be exact. The hand-sized carving can be found in a quiet corner of the complex.

The Ta Prohm layout consists of entrance gopuras at each of the cardinal points, although access today is now only possible from the east and west. In the 13th century, face towers similar to those found at the Bayon were added to the gopuras. At one time, moats could be found inside and outside the fourth enclosure.

The Ta Prohm layout consists of entrance gopuras at each of the cardinal points, although access today is now only possible from the east and west. In the 13th century, face towers similar to those found at the Bayon were added to the gopuras. At one time, moats could be found inside and outside the fourth enclosure.

There are entrance gopuras at each of the cardinal points, although access today is now only possible from the east and west. In the 13th century, face towers similar to those found at the Bayon were added to the gopuras. Some of the face towers have collapsed.

There are entrance gopuras at each of the cardinal points, although access today is now only possible from the east and west. In the 13th century, face towers similar to those found at the Bayon were added to the gopuras. Some of the face towers have collapsed.

Ta Prohm is high on the hit list of every visitor specially after the the fact that Lara Croft's Tomb Raider movie was shot on location here. Unlike the other Angkor monuments, it looks very much the way most of the Angkor monuments appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

Ta Prohm is high on the hit list of every visitor specially after the the fact that Lara Croft's Tomb Raider movie was shot on location here. Unlike the other Angkor monuments, it looks very much the way most of the Angkor monuments appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other Angkor monuments, it has been swallowed by the jungle, and looks very much the way most of the Angkor monuments appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them specially with its crumbling towers and trees growing from it's crevices.

Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other Angkor monuments, it has been swallowed by the jungle, and looks very much the way most of the Angkor monuments appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them specially with its crumbling towers and trees growing from it's crevices.

Ta Prohm monuments is cloaked in dappled shadow, its crumbling towers and walls locked in the slow muscular embrace of vast root systems. Undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, Ta Prohm should be high on the hit list of every visitor.

Ta Prohm monuments is cloaked in dappled shadow, its crumbling towers and walls locked in the slow muscular embrace of vast root systems. Undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, Ta Prohm should be high on the hit list of every visitor.

While Ta Prohm monuments lay forgotten and neglected by men, the Cambodian jungle wasted no time in devouring it. Silk-cotton and strangler fig trees took root in the loosened stones of the temple, which was built entirely without mortar. It's still a beautiful until today flocked by millions of visitors yearly.

While Ta Prohm monuments lay forgotten and neglected by men, the Cambodian jungle wasted no time in devouring it. Silk-cotton and strangler fig trees took root in the loosened stones of the temple, which was built entirely without mortar. It's still a beautiful until today flocked by millions of visitors yearly.

While Ta Prohm monuments lay forgotten and neglected by men, the Cambodian jungle wasted no time in devouring it. Silk-cotton and strangler fig trees took root in the loosened stones of the temple, which was built entirely without mortar. It's still a beautiful until today flocked by millions of visitors yearly.

While Ta Prohm monuments lay forgotten and neglected by men, the Cambodian jungle wasted no time in devouring it. Silk-cotton and strangler fig trees took root in the loosened stones of the temple, which was built entirely without mortar. It's still a beautiful until today flocked by millions of visitors yearly.

The so-called 'Tomb Raider Temple", Ta Prohm with its crumbling towers and walls locked in the slow muscular embrace of vast root systems. it has been swallowed by the jungle, and looks very much the way most of the monuments of Angkor appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

The so-called 'Tomb Raider Temple", Ta Prohm with its crumbling towers and walls locked in the slow muscular embrace of vast root systems. it has been swallowed by the jungle, and looks very much the way most of the monuments of Angkor appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

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