Ta Phrom Temple, Angkor Park, Cambodia - touring guide with pictures.
About Ta Prohm - Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia.Ta Prohm - meaning Ancestor of Brahma - was originally a Mahayana Buddhist Monastery and built in the Bayon style during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Originally a very wealthy Monastery dealing in silks, diamonds and pearls, Ta Prohm was a huge complex which
once owned and was supported by 3000 villages, Ta Prohm temple was at it's peak thought to have had some 80,000 attendants, 18 High Priests and about 600 Temple dancers.
Ta Prohm Temple is probably one of the three sites at Angkor Park which between them attract the bulk of visitors - certainly all the organised day-trips will always stop off at the temple at some point. This makes just going out to visit the sites at Angkor on your own volition a much more enjoyable prospect - i.e. if you arrive at the temple and a coach load of people have also just arrived, then the
walkways will be swamped for a while and seeing anything much becomes quite a pain.
If you are wandering around Angkor on your own of course, you can just go off to another adjacent temple or ruin and try again later.
The following are our topics about looking round the Temples and Ruins at Angkor Park:
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