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Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

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3,777 Reviews
Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Basics

Like other standout Angkor sights, Ta Prohm is included in the Angkor Archaeological Park admission ticket, available for durations between one day and a week. Many Angkor Wat tours or Siem Reap historical tours visit here, as do masses of independent travelers. It’s possible to tour Ta Prohm by bicycle, by tuk-tuk, by scooter, or in an air-conditioned car or minivan, often in conjunction with other Angkorian sites such as Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Banteay Kdei, Beng Mealea, Srah Srang, and Angkor Thom. History buffs will value the rich detail a guide can provide.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Angkor Wat

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Great service
Joseph_S, Mar 2020
Angkor Tuk Tuk Tours & Private Guide, Sunrise Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm
Excellant service early am.to afternoon Great photo.tips and help getting great pictures.Recommend the tour
star-4
Knowledgeable and Caring Guide
morherz, Feb 2020
Featured Private Angkor Wat Tours, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Bantey Srei And Beng Mealea
I selected a solo tour because I didn't want to be rushed when exploring the temples. The guide was very considerate of my needs and went at my pace. After two of the more popular temples I requested that we go to temples with fewer tourists, because I wanted to take pictures without other tourists in them. The guide agreed, and our last two temples were wonderful - hardly any people. After 4 sites, I wilted and headed back to the hotel. I would recommend this tour.
star-5
Perfect tour for my family of 3.
gardge05, Dec 2019
Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm Temple Shared Tour
We lucked out and it was just my family of 3 in our group with our guide Tom. Tom and his driver were great! He speaks very good English, is passionate about the culture and is very knowledgeable and easy going. Having grown up with monks, he has extensive historical knowledge. He was very open to our questions, answering candidly. Between temples whenever we hopped back in the van, the driver had ice cold water bottles ready and lemongrass scented cold towels for us to cool down. Very nice touch. When we stopped for lunch, it was in an air conditioned restaurant so that was nice as well. Tom and the driver stayed at the van and gave us an hour in the restaurant. We very much appreciated that Tom took us in to Angkor Wat from the back side to avoid the crowds at the front. We casually walked through the tour, stopped for ideal picture opportunities, moved away from crowds when possible and he shortened some of his story telling to accommodate for our 6yr old's shorter attention span. If you want all the detailed background stories, Tom is the one to give it to you in full with a big smile. For me, at some points my son and husband would start to get a little antsy and so Tom would pick up on that and move on or allow a small break to sit and rest. Although we didn't have time per our short stay in Cambodia, it was nice that he recommended a unique cultural dinner restaurant nearby and offered to help book the reservation for us. A separate tour of Tonle Sap was also an option but again, we didn't have time for it. One point of clarification- before the tour when I read the voucher it stated that the voucher is not your ticket and that the ticket needs to be picked up at a location prior to the tour. That is true as you do have to purchase the ticket separately from the tour package. I wasn't sure if I had to find a ride to pick up the ticket myself but to be clear, he takes you to the place to purchase the ticket before heading to the temples and assists you at the window where you just have to pay the fee ($37 USD per adult). We had our 6yr old with us so we had to have a copy of his passport picture (he said a picture of his passport page on our phone would suffice). No one asked for it but we had a copy with us just in case. At the end of the tour, he asked us if it was okay to make a stop at a store and that no pressure to buy but that that he would get entered into a raffle for us visiting. We obliged and I did buy a scarf.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Ta Prohm is a must for any visitor to Siem Reap, with particular appeal for photographers, Instagrammers, and history lovers.

  • Ongoing renovation work and structural-protection measures mean that some of the most magical Ta Prohm shots are now only possible with Photoshop.

  • Please don’t give money to child beggars: It encourages their families to keep them out of school, perpetuating a cycle of poverty. Donate to a street-kids charity registered with ConCERT Cambodia instead.

  • Cambodia is a challenging destination for travelers who use wheelchairs. Due to stairs, Ta Prohm is not currently wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Ta Prohm lies about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Siem Reap, within the Angkor Archaeological Park, about a 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) walk from Banteay Kdei and a bit farther from Srah Srang. There is no public transport to or within the park, so most travelers opt to join an organized tour or arrange a private driver or driver/guide with a motorbike, tuk-tuk, or air-conditioned vehicle.

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When to Get There

Arguably second only to Angkor Wat as Siem Reap’s star attraction, Ta Prohm draws independent travelers and tour groups day in, day out, and all year round. It’s open from early morning to late afternoon seven days a week throughout the year. Your best chance of beating the crowds is to arrive as soon as it opens in the morning.

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Beyond the Trees What Was Ta Prohm?

Once you look beyond the tree roots and the tumbled blocks of stone, the scale of Ta Prohm gradually becomes clear. During its heyday, it was a temple and monastery dedicated to the mother of the Khmer king Jayavarman VII. The spiritual epicenter of a city of more than 10,000 people, Ta Prohm was once home to more than 600 dancers and over 2,700 officials.

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