"Ta Prohm, the Jungle Temple" Phumi Siem Reab Things to Do Tip by cheezecake_deli

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  The most photographed tree in the world?
by cheezecake_deli

Ta Prohm is one of the most evocative temples in Angkor, and - not surprisingly - one of the most popular with tourists, even featuring in the movie Tomb Raider. Consecrated in 1186 by Jayavarman VII (who else?), it was dedicated to his mother and served as the royal monastery. The site occupies 148 acres and is located east of Angkor Thom, along the Small Circuit. Ta Prohm's charm is derived mainly from the fact that it is left much as it was when rediscovered, amidst the jungle and overgrown with tall kapok trees, the roots of which work their way deep into the temple's foundations and walls. The most photographed tree in the country, if not the world, is probably here, its roots strangulating a gallery.

Address: Angkor Archaeological Park
Directions: North of Siem Reap town.

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  • Written Apr 6, 2007
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