Explore Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm, Angkor Archaeological Park

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John Maurizi

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Temple vs. Jungle! Explore a temple where the jungle is reclaiming it's domain. A special place best viewed early mornings to avoid crowds.

This is probably my favorite of all the Angkor temples. Ta Prohm is also referred to as Temple of the Jungle. Much has been untouched by Archeologist other than to clear paths through the ruins. Ta Prohm was built in the late 12 century. It is a fairly large complex of towers and corridors linking courtyards and temples. 

This temple can become overrun with tourist all day. Its' unique sights make it very popular. It is difficult to take a photo without someone standing in your shot. There are a number of trails and walkways weaving throughout Ta Prohm complex. With a little patience and walking you can definitely get some beautiful photos.

I enjoyed Ta Prohm so much, I returned on my last day in the park. I made sure this was my first stop at 7am. I had the entire place to myself. The silence, along with the sun rising through the overgrowth of trees was amazing. The moss covered stone of the temple took on an illuminating green color. I highly recommend going to Ta Prohm very early in the morning. It was a very special time.

Much of the experience is taken away when exploring Ta Prohm during the day with many people. You have to go early morning for the full experience!

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Nature meets Ancient Architecture

A must see temple within Angkor and prime example of nature's ability to flourish as vegetation is intertwined with these marvellous ancient ruins. Situated within the Cambodian Jungle the setting is quiet unique in comparison to the other ruins of Angkor we had explored. We went at a fairly peak hour and found Ta Prohm to be far less busy than Angkor Wat or Bayon and DEFINITELY worth the trek!

Activities

Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

John Maurizi

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