Explore Ta Prohm Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia


Added by John Maurizi

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!

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