"Walk the unbeaten path" Ta Phrom Tip by blisscoti

Ta Phrom, Angkor Wat: 64 reviews and 136 photos

  The popular photography spot
by blisscoti
  • The popular photography spot - Angkor Wat
      The popular photography spot
    by blisscoti
  • Tree roots in wall - Angkor Wat
      Tree roots in wall
    by blisscoti

Ta Prohm is the temple that was chosen to be left in its natural state, to show tourists how most of the temples are discovered in the 19th century. Complete with tree roots intertwined among the ruins, collapsed walls supported by wooden beams, heaps of rubble, it makes you feel like you are really walking through an undiscovered sacred site.

The main attraction is of course getting the quintessential shot with the huge tree root. We tried waiting out for the crowd to clear. But to no avail, the crowd is constant. So get your shot quick and move on to explore the many more photography good spots. We didn't get a guide but a local volunteered to bring us around the temple to get some great shots away from the crowd. But be prepared for him to demand US$5 from you. Not a lot if you are with a small group to get some good shots without having tourists in your photograph. It includes getting a shot a distance away from the popular tree root spot where you can just take the root itself without the annoying pop of heads below.

Get away from the inevitable tourist crowd and walk the unbeaten route to enjoy some solitude among the mysterious setting of ruins.

Address: 1326?06?N 10353?21?E Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia,
Directions: Located 1 km east of Angkor Thom and East of Baray.
Phone: +855 63 760 079
Website: http://angkortemples.org/ta-prohm/

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 2, 2007
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