Ta Prohm Overview
Ta Prohm is a temple located in Cambodia, near the town of Siem Reap. The temple was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, during the reign of King Jayavarman VII, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Angkor Wat-style architecture.
Ta Prohm is a large temple, with a central tower surrounded by several smaller structures and galleries. The temple is known for its distinctive feature of being largely overgrown by jungle trees, including the roots of large banyan trees that have grown over the ruins. This unique combination of nature and architecture has made Ta Prohm one of the most recognizable and popular temples in Cambodia.
The temple is made of sandstone, and is decorated with intricate carvings and sculptures, many of which depict scenes from Hindu mythology. The central tower is particularly noteworthy, as it features four levels of intricate reliefs that depict scenes from Hindu mythology, including the churning of the ocean of milk and the battle of Kurukshetra.
Ta Prohm is considered to be one of the most important sites in Cambodia, and is a popular destination for tourists visiting the Angkor region. The temple is part of the larger temple complex of Angkor Wat, and is often visited in conjunction with other temples in the area. Today, Ta Prohm is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is considered to be an important symbol of Cambodia's rich cultural heritage and history.
Along with Bayon and Angkor Wat, it has become a tourist attraction, and the only flaw is that it is always overflowing with people. You can enter from either the west gate or the east gate, but it seems that there are many tourists who enter from the west gate, so it was a little difficult to move when entering from the east gate.
The picture below is Ta Prohm East Gate. A tremendous tree is entwined at once. There is another pylon outside, but the pylon has collapsed.
The internal structure of Ta Prohm is very complex, like a maze. I don't even know where I'm walking right now. However, the scenery with a lot of greenery and a very atmosphere continues. I can't take pictures of scenes without people, so it's a pity that I can't post enlarged pictures due to portrait rights.
Ta Prohm seems to be the correct answer to enjoy "ruins in the jungle" like Indiana Jones.
There are no Buddhist sculptures left at Ta Prohm, probably because the sculptures from the early days of the Buddhist temple were damaged in the later Hindu era. Still, if you look closely, you can see beautiful devaters (goddesses) here and there.
The photo below is a beautiful wall lined with devaters.
Ta Prohm Tours
These tours include the visit to Ta Prohm. You can see a full list of Ta Prohm tours here.