Explore this photo gallery of the 12th century temple, Ta Prohm, near Siem Reap Cambodia.
A Brief History of Ta Prohm
Ta Prohm is a Bayon style temple built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. This temple has a traditional flat layout style and is oriented to the east, like many other temples near Siem Reap. It was abandoned in the 15th century after the fall of the Khmer empire and has been noticeably left alone ever since. This temple has a vast amount of trees and overgrowth coming out of the ruins.
Some Interesting Facts About Ta Prohm
- This is the iconic “Tomb Raider” temple that was used for filming the first 2001 Tomb Raider movie.
- This temple has very few bas-reliefs (raised sculptures) compared to other temples of the area.