Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university.

We found the combination of trees growing out of the ruins nestled amongst the jungle and the Buddhist monks visiting made for an incredible atmospheric and photogenic visit of one of the most popular Angkor temples. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992.

The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap)

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