Cambodia | Siem Reap

Ta Prohm Angkor

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Siem Reap | Cambodia

25 Nov 2015 | Wed

Day 07 of 46

  • Angkor Wat Sunrise
  • Angkor Wat
  • Bayon Angkor
  • Baphuon Angkor
  • Phimeanakas Angkor
  • Terrace Leper King Angkor
  • Ta Keo Angkor
  • Ta Prohm Angkor

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.

Ta Prohm Angkor

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.

Ta Prohm Angkor

Ta Prohm (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្ម, UNGEGN: Ta Prôhm, ALA-LC: Tā Brahm [taː prom]; “Ancestor Brahma”) is the modern name of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara (Khmer: រាជវិហារ, UNGEGN: Réachvĭhar, ALA-LC: Rājvihār [riəc.vihiə]; “Royal Monastery”). Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII  as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors.

UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992. Today, it is one of the most visited complexes in Cambodia’s Angkor region. The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap).

– Wikipedia Ta Prohm Angkor

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