Trees overgrown on the Ta Phrom temple

Timeless Beauty: Ta Phrom Temple In Pictures

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Originally called “Rajavihara”, Ta Phrom temple is also commonly called “tree temple” due to the trees growing out of its ruins. This blog contains beautiful pictures featuring the significant spots at the Ta Phrom temple.

Commissioned by Jayavarman VII to honor his family, Ta Phrom once housed over 12,500 people, along with 80,000 inhabitants in nearby villages. It was abandoned for centuries after the Khmer Empire’s fall in the 15th century. Ta Phrom is expansive and surrounded by double moats, but extensive destruction and erosion have occurred over time. Many ceilings have collapsed, with only a few restored, and the temple lacks significant bas-relief structures.

The temple is also believed to have been colored. The green color paintings are visible on the wall in a few places. The species of trees growing on the buildings of Ta Phrom include

Full view of Ta Phrom temple
Full view of Ta Phrom temple
Carvings at Ta Phrom temple
Ta Phrom temple entrance
Carvings of dancing apsaras
Carvings of dancing apsaras
Lanai of Ta Phrom temple
Lanai of Ta Phrom temple
Trees overgrown on the walls of the temple, Angkor Wat
Buddha statue at Ta Phrom
The Buddha statue at Ta Phrom
Apsaras craved on the pillars
Apsaras craved on the pillars
Trees overgrown on the walls of Ta Phrom temple
Moss on the fallen rock carving
Side view of Ta Phrom temple
Side view of Ta Phrom temple
Tree covering the temple tower
Ta Phrom Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Inside look

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