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The temple of Ta Prohm located on the site of the kingdom of Angkor Wat was built according to the style of the Bayon Temple at the end of the 12th century.
Ta Prohm Temple was built in the reign of Jayavarman VII as a monastery under the name Rājavihara (king’s monastery) in the south of Eastern Baray. The Ta Prohm Temple was consecrated in 1186 and dedicated to the king’s family.

Like all the other temples of the city of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Temple is located in an enclosure of 1km by 700m in size and adorned with a tower with four faces in a style close to that of the gates of Angkor Thom within the 4 cardinal points of the enclosure of the Ta Prohm Temple.

Access to the Ta Prohm temple is via the route of a long alley traced in the forest leading to a stone-paved terrace crossing the moat and bordered by large trees with silvery-white trunks also called cheesemongers; it is these same trees that deform the paving of the terrace with their long roots.

After passing the terrace, enter the Ta Prohm Temple where you can see huge trees clinging by their roots to the Ta Prohm Temple on isolated towers and on walls, and you can also observe there not only the force , but also the weight of these roots which managed to make the walls give way in different places. You can also see carved pediments, especially on the west side of the central sanctuary, crowned with gigantic trees.

We also see a huge cheesemonger, posed like an octopus on the roof of one of the galleries and which seems to crush it with its weight. But the huge roots of the tree form a hand that plunges vertically towards the ground and then spreads around as if to serve as a support to relieve the roof of the gallery.

These giant trees and carved Apsara stones make Ta Prohm one of the most photographed Angkor sites in the Angkor Wat kingdom.

Opening hours

Most temples are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

  • Angkor Wat : 5h – 17h30
  • Baphuon : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Banteay Srei : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Bayon : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Bakheng : 5h – 19h
  • Srah Srang : 5h – 17h30
  • Pre Khan : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Prè Rup : 5h – 19h
  • Phnom Bakheng : 5h – 19h

Times given as an indication, but guides and tuk-tuks know them very well.

You will easily find restaurants and merchants that offer good meals with good Khmer recipes for your meals during your visit. On the site, you will also find where to stay during your stay in Cambodia.

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