Ta Prohm - Asia Travel & Leisure

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Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm is built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometer 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 has been left 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.

Highlights:
Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, the ancient sandstone blocks are gilded gold by the early morning rays.
An early morning visit ensures less tourists and tours buses are present.