Temple of Ta Prohm

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.

The temple's stele records that the site was home to more than 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.

Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.

The temple of Ta Prohm was used as a location in the film Tomb Raider. This is also why some now call it the Angelina Jolie temple.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Temple of Banteay Kdei (1 km), Temple of Neak Pean (3 km), Angkor Thom (3 km), Angkor Wat (3 km), Temple of Preah Kahn (4 km), East Mebon Temple (4 km), Temple of Bakong (14 km), Temple of Banteay Srei (20 km), Bangkok (Thailand) (372 km), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (425 km), Mekong Delta (436 km), Hue (Vietnam) (521 km), Temples of My Son (524 km), Hoi An (Vietnam) (550 km), Hanoi (Vietnam) (870 km), Halong Bay (901 km), Hangzhou (China) (2,510 km), Nanjing (China) (2,565 km), Shanghai (China) (2,672 km), Bangalore (India) (2,843 km)

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