Ta Prohm, also known as the Jungle Temple, is an area of temple ruins overgrown with trees, located near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The temple is pretty much in the same condition as it was initially found: with the roots of the trees growing through the temple structures and the jungle all around! This spectacular temple is a MUST-SEE in Cambodia. Ta Prohm was used as one of the filming locations in the Tomb Raider movie.
What is Ta Prohm?
- Ta Prohm is a 12th-century temple at Angkor, Cambodia.
- Ta Prohm was built by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII (a king of the Khmer Empire from 1181 to 1218). It was dedicated as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery.
- It’s part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Along with Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm is one of the most popular tourist sights in Cambodia.
When was it built?
The construction of the Ta Prohm temple was completed in 1186 A.D.
Where is it located?
Ta Prohm is located at Angkor, near the present-day Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Ta Prohm is located east of Angkor Thom and east of Angkor Wat. East Mebon is located east of Ta Prohm.
What makes this temple different from others?
The temple is pretty much in the same condition as it was initially found: with the roots of trees growing through temple structures and the jungle all around! This spectacular temple is a MUST-SEE in Cambodia. It was also a filming location in the Tomb Raider movie.
Ta Prohm through photos
The jungle temple is one of the most visited temples in Cambodia. It’s truly an impressive sight to see this ancient structure overgrown with jungle and giant tree roots!