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Temple wise, what makes Ta Prohm stands out will be the huge trees growing on the temple complex. The roots of the trees growing are so massive and deep rooted, it’s a part of the temple structure now. The temple is undergoing restoration (joint India – Cambodian restoration project), so some parts of the temple were blocked out from public access. But you will still get to see a great part of the temple. Prepare to spend at least an hour in this temple and it’s worth the time.
PS: if you are travelling alone and want selfie – do yourself a favor and get a selfie stick! The best 5$ you ever spend for photography.
Tip : Before you go and visit the temples, take a trip to Angkor National Museum and spend 2-3 hours there to explore and find out more about the temples and who build them and when. Museum entry is 15$ and don’t forget to get the audio commentary in English, its worth the additional 3$ you spend.
To enter inside the Angkor temple complex (which consist of the hundreds of big and small temples) you need to buy a pass. It’s USD 20$ for 1 days and USD 40$ for 3 days. If you have time and keen on exploring the temples, I would recommend to take the 3 days pass and you could take your own time to see the place and explore it on your own terms.
Climate wise, July to Nov is Cambodian rainy season – so its low season you get cheaper accommodation etc. Downside it rains some time the whole day.
Dec to June is summer time and when sun is out, its scorching hot! April is the hottest time of the month.
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