Ta Prohm – the temple of the strange tree roots

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Ta Prohm - the temple of the strange tree roots
Ta Prohm - the temple of the strange tree roots

Cambodia is a wonderful country in Southeast Asia. When visiting the country, you can visit a lot of amazing destinations and beautiful landscapes. Furthermore, Cambodia is also famous for special temples; Angkor Wat is one of them. However, the post will introduce tourists the temple with strange tree roots- Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm Temple – the temple of the giant tree roots is also one of the places that I most impressed on this trip to Cambodia.

1 Where nature reigns

Ta Prohm is like bringing people as one to another world, a world in which nature is completely over. If Angkor Wat is a testament to the power and talent of the ancient Khmer heroes, Ta Prohm makes people think of the eternal power of nature. Ta Prohm is a desolate, ruined but gravitationally desolate shrine by the presence of huge tree roots crawling like huge python. The roots of trees have been through the structure of the rock for nearly a thousand years, creating an incredible combination of nature and architecture.

Ta Prohm - the temple of the strange tree roots
Ta Prohm – the temple of the strange tree roots

Furthermore, these are roots that are not grown from the ground up from the ground. The tour guide told the group that the birds had sent the forest to the temple and dropped it. These seeds meet the favorable environment then grow into giant trees. Ta Prohm Temple is located east of Angkor Thom built by King Jayavarman VII in 1186. The temple has so far been ruined, but the ruins of architecture, moss and the roots of the tree seem to add up. Furthermore, an enchanting atmosphere and magical beauty for the space of the temple are wonderful things. All make you feel like an explorer in the jungle.

2 Getting there

The best time to experience all the beauty of Ta Prohm is usually in the early morning when there are only a few visitors. There are many street vendors serving food and beverages for visitors to choose from near the temple entrance but do not forget to pay a price. Ta Prohm Temple is located in Angkor belonging to Angkor Thom. From the center of Siem Reap, there are two major roads to get there including Sivatha Boulevard and Pokambor Road, followed by Tusamuth. Getting to Charles de Gaulle is possible to reach the end of Angkor Wat. In order to go to Ta Prohm, you can rent a bike, motorbike or tuk-tuk if you do not know clearly.

Ta Prohm - the temple of the strange tree roots
Ta Prohm – the temple of the strange tree roots

Moreover, tickets to the Angkor area in 2017 are quite high, one day is $ 37, three days is $ 62, and seven days is $ 72. Unless you are so fascinated with temples, it is only advisable to visit for one to three days which is more than enough to make the most of the temples. If the weather is nice then one day you can visit four to six temples a day. Therefore, you should avoid Angkor when the sun is a hot or rainy season.