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“Tomb Raider temple”
Review of Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm
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US$91.25*
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Full Day Angkor Wat Tour by Car
Ranked #3 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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Owner description: Having undergone minimal restoration, stone pillars and carvings intertwine with massive tree roots and jungle in this stunning temple complex.
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“Tomb Raider temple”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Perhaps what made Cambodian temples famous all around the world – don’t tell me you don’t remember Angelina Jolie chased by stone demons were one of the best scenes you ever remember from your teenage days... 

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.

Visited July 2014
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“My favorite!!!!!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

For me it's one of the more famous temples in Cambodia. The surrounding tree roots snake along and down the ancient walls, poking up and around fallen stones and lay sprawled out in all their glory. It feels almost like a Lord of the Rings out of this world type of experience - an ancient city that has surrendered to the surrounding jungle. I felt in complete ore of this place and was under it's spell, simply breath taking. It was magically mystical and I found myself imagining Cambodians years ago walking the same grounds. You will not regret seeing this!

Visited June 2014
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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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“3rd best temple on the short circuit tour”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This temple shows what the other restored temples looked like before restoration. It is very photogenic and even has a platform to stand on for good shots. Search for the hidden Buddha face behind the tree.

Visited July 2014
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Srebrna Gora, Poland
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“This is an amazing place”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

If you want to see the jungle invading the stone structures and feel how it must feel to live in this climate, I strongly recommend this temple.

Visited July 2014
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Pambula
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The first day we visited here it was raining so didnt get a chance to look around properly.We returned 2 days later in the early morning (best time to visit i think} and took in the whole experience.Walk around the periphery and climb to the top for stunning views.You must go round the back to view the reclining Buddha on the back wall its amazing.Then walk alomg the tracks through the trees towards the elephant wall to complete the experience.Lots of steep stairs again.Very spiritual

Visited July 2014
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