Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Siem Reap | Cambodia
25 Nov 2015 | Wed
Day 07 of 46
Ta Prohm Angkor
The majestic Ta Prohm temple in Angkor, Cambodia, has captivated visitors for centuries. Its name translates to “ancestor Brahma” and it is one of the most important archaeological remains of the ancient Khmer Empire. Built by King Jayavarman VII in 1186, this incredible structure served as a Buddhist monastery and university, with extensive gardens and courtyards that extended over an enormous area.
Today, Ta Prohm is known for its unique combination of nature and architecture that remain virtually untouched since its rediscovery in 1860. Surrounded by massive fig trees, lush foliage, and giant roots protruding from the walls, this temple offers a mysterious atmosphere that will leave you enchanted.
Popularized by films such as Tomb Raider, Ta Prohm invites visitors to explore its winding hallways and discover secret nooks filled with intricate sculptures from Hindu mythology.