7.30am - 5.30pm
Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap 17000, Cambodia
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Entry Pass for 1 day: USD37 Entry Pass for 3 days: USD 62 Entry Pass for 7 days: USD72
Ta Prohm, famously known as ‘Tomb Raider Temple’ was built under the Khmer King Jayavarman VII around 1186 AD. During its heyday, it served as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery as well as university and was dedicated to the king’s mother.
Today, the towers, courtyards and narrow corridors are in ruins with massive trees holding parts of the buildings together. Only minimal restoration work has been carried out to stabilise the temple complex. This creates a unique atmosphere that attracts both locals and international travellers alike. The blockbuster movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider also contributed to the temple’s popularity as some of the scenes were shot there.