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“A must visit temple”
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Ta Prohm
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Having undergone minimal restoration, stone pillars and carvings intertwine with massive tree roots and jungle in this stunning temple complex.
Reviewed 11 January 2011

The best way to get to know about the temple is by visiting it. Without putting yourself in the middle of the ancient temple, you will never know the "feeling" of the ancient "tree on bricks". The temple has a large coverage of 1000 x 600 m, built 36 years after the great Angkor Wat, by King Jayavarman VII for his mother. History claimed that there were more than 12,000 people reside within the outermost enclosure. We can reach the temple by heading east from Angkor Thom towards Sras Srang. The temple is around 2 km away from the gate of Angkor Thom. By car, around 10 minutes away from Bayon.

As the temple was abandoned for hundreds of years, forest had once reclaimed the area until, well, all of us come and make it a world heritage site :-p There are several trees overgrown the temple's structure. The root of the trees somehow found their way through the bricks and reached the ground. The temple was badly damaged, with only a few routes open for visitors. The temple was under heavy restoration work as well.

My advice, you can enter the temple through east gate (or gopura) as the route is less crowded. There are several "outstanding" sites for photo taking, each with special platform built for the purpose. Keep in mind that there is a massive crowd in the temple. We have to queue in many places in order to take a nice picture with the "tree on the temple". Please visit my blog for more information and photos at:
http://bettyandlingshing.blogspot.com/2010/12/preah-khan-and-ta-prohm.html

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Reviewed 8 January 2011

quite easily - the most magnificently built temple of all not only in angkor complex, but among all I have seen in my heritage trips completed till date - the eerie and yet peaceful aura of the jungle temple is unparalleled and it's breathtaking beauty will be a treat especially for photography connoisseurs..

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Reviewed 7 January 2011

I loved this temple and is my favourite out of all of those we visited. I love the way the jungle has taken over (although some may not like this). There are some huge trees which are growing in and amongst the temple ruins and in some parts feels like a maze. We visited twice and the second day we found a whole part we had missed. There of course is the 'famous' tree growing from the temple which many come to have their photo taken at, but there are many trees growing that make excellent snaps.

There is some restoration work going on at part of the temple so a small section is closed off, but a very small section. This is a must see for Siem Reap.

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Reviewed 20 December 2010

Here, the jungle has taken over despite the restoration efforts. The crumbling walls and towers are locked in grip of old strangler vine, the roots of which twist and turn like snakes. The trees are like massive tentacles of the octopus, taking over the temples and reducing it to rubble.
I really loved this temple and there were many tourists here, taking pictures with tree stranglers. This is one of my favourite Temple.
It is easy to understand why this temple was chosen to film the "Tomb Rider"

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Reviewed 17 December 2010

The temple on its own is not the best in Angkor and the trees, if they were standing in a forest, would be less than remarkable. But together this place is pretty amazing. 400 year old giant trees growing on the roof of a 900 year old temple, with the massive roots somehow managing to grow from the ground below, makes this an amazing sight. There's less mythology behind this place, but it's definitely a great sight.

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