Featured in the famous movie 'Tomb Raider' starred by Angelina Jolie, Ta Prohm shouldn't be missed on your trip to Siem Reap. Come to this mysterious land, you'll have chance to see by your own eyes the war between the jungle and man-made construction right here.
After the fall of the Khmer empire in the 15th century, the temples of Ta Prohm were abandoned and slowly swallowed by the jungle. In 1860, French naturalist Henri Mouhot was the discoverer of Ta Prohm.
Dedicated to the mother of the most celebrated King - Jayavarman VII, Ta Prohm was built from 1186 and originally known as Rajavihara (Monastery of the King) but also known as 'Queen's Tomb'. This complex is one of the few temples in the Angkor region where an inscription provides information about the temple’s dependents and inhabitants. 12,500 people (including 18 high priests and 615 dancers), with an additional 800,000 souls in the surrounding villages working to provide services and supplies here at Ta Prohm.