Ta Prom temple

Ta Prohm temple

Ta Prom Construted; Mid 12-EARLY 13-CENTURY C.E Religion; Buddhist King / Patron; jayavaman vII Style; Bayon Of similar desige to the later jayavaman vII temple of Preah Khen and Bantheay Kdei. this sprawling monastic complex is only partially cleared of jungle over growth. Intentionally left partially unrestored, massive fig and silk -cotton trees grow from the towers and comdors offering a jungle atmosphere' and some of the best tree-in temple' opportunities at Angkor. Unfortunately. massive numbers of visitors and the recent installation of wooden walkways are detracting some from the jungle atmosphere; Ta prohm is still well worth an extended exploration of its dark corridors and open plazas This temple was one of jayavaman vII's first major temple projects. Ta prohm was dedicated to his mother  ( preah Khan ) built shortly after Ta prohm in the same general style, was dedicated to jayavaman  VII's father ) Ta prohm was originally constructed as a Buddhist monastery and was enormously wealthy in its time, boasting of control over 3000 villages. thousands of support staff and vast stores of jewels and gold. Of the monastic complex style temples. Ta prohm is a superios example and should be included in almost any temple itineary....

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