Ta Prohm Temple – the temple of the giant tree roots is also one of the places where I was most impressed on this trip to Cambodia.

Một góc Ta Prohm - Ảnh: Mai Hương

A corner of Ta Prohm – Photo: Mai Huong

I came to Ta Prohm on my Cambodia tour in mid-June. For the first time I learned about Ta Prohm’s huge roots: through the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, but it was not until we came here to see the roots. This weird, I really feel the greatness of nature.

Where nature rests

Ta Prohm is like bringing people as one to another world, a world in which nature is completely reigned. If Angkor Wat is a testament to the power and talent of the ancient Khmer heroes, Ta Prohm makes people think of the eternal power of nature.

Ta Prohm is a desolate but ruinous shrine, with the presence of huge tree roots crawling like huge python. The roots of trees have been through the structure of the rock for nearly a thousand years, creating an incredible combination of nature and architecture.

Ta Prohm là một ngôi đền đổ nát nhưng đầy hấp lực bởi những bộ rễ cây đại thụ - Ảnh: Mai Hương

Ta Prohm is a ruined temple but full of energy by the great roots – Photo: Mai Huong

There is a very special truth that many people do not know. It is these roots that do not grow from the ground up from the ground. The tour guide told the group that the birds had sent the forest to the temple and dropped it. These seeds meet the favorable environment then grow into giant trees.

Ta Prohm Temple is located east of Angkor Thom built by King Jayavarman VII in 1186. The temple has so far been ruined, but the ruins of architecture, moss and the roots of the tree seem to add up. Enchanting atmosphere and magical beauty for the space of the temple. All make you feel like an explorer in the jungle.

Đền Ta Prohm nằm ở phía đông Angkor Thom do vua Jayavarman VII xây dựng năm 1186 - Ảnh: Mai Hương

Ta Prohm Temple is located east of Angkor Thom built by Jayavarman VII in 1186 – Photo: Mai Huong

Find your way to Ta Prohm

The best time to experience all the beauty of Ta Prohm is usually in the early morning when there are only a few visitors. There are many street vendors serving food and beverages for guests to choose from near the entrance to the temple, but do not forget to pay the price.

Ta Prohm Temple is located in Angkor, Angkor Thom. From the center of Siem Reap, there are two main roads, Sivatha Boulevard and Pokambor Road, followed by Tusamuth. Getting to Charles de Gaulle is possible to reach the end of Angkor Wat. To go to Ta Prohm you can rent a bike, motorbike or tuk tuk if you do not clearly find the way.

Tickets to the Angkor area in 2017 are quite high: one day is $ 37, three days is $ 62 and seven days is $ 72. Unless you are too fond of the temples, you should only visit for one to three days is enough to go to the most unique temples.

If the weather is nice then one day you can visit four to six temples a day. So avoid Angkor when the sun is hot or rainy season.

Take a look at the photo collection of the giant tree roots at Ta Prohm Temple:

Rễ của những cây cổ thụ mang dáng vẻ kỳ quái bao trùm gần như toàn bộ ngôi đền, tạo nên một sự hấp dẫn riêng

The roots of the ancient trees are bizarrely shaped and cover almost the entire temple, creating a particular attraction.

 Những bộ rễ cây này không phải mọc từ dưới đất lên mà được mọc từ trên không xuống từ sự phát tán hạt giống của chim chóc

These roots are not grown from the ground but are raised from the air from the dispersal of bird seed.

Vẻ hoang tàn đầy ma mị của Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm’s mysterious desolation

Một góc độc đáo tại đền Ta Prohm

A unique corner at Ta Prohm temple

Đây là một cây có chùm rễ khác biệt nhất với các chùm rễ khổng lồ khác tại đền Ta Prohm

This is a tree with a distinct root cluster that is distinct from other giant roots in Ta Prohm

Nhiều nhánh rễ cắm sâu, ôm chặt lấy bức tường như muốn níu giữ lại ngôi đền khỏi sự tàn phá của thời gian

Many roots rooted deep, hugging the wall as if to hold onto the temple from the ravages of time

 Những rễ cây mọc tràn lên đỉnh của ngôi đền, nhưng điều đặc biệt là chúng luôn mọc tránh khuôn mặt của những bức phù điêu

The roots grow over the top of the temple, but the special thing is that they always evade the face of the reliefs.

Sau khi những bức tường gạch cổ bị sập, một số rễ cây được nâng bởi trụ đỡ

After the brick walls collapsed, some of the roots were lifted by the support


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