Another well-known temple at The Angkor Archaeological Park is Ta Prohm. Partly thanks to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’s movie which was filmed around this temple and brought to the world the mysterious atmosphere of this place with those picturesque large tree roots holding onto the ancient temple.
Ta Prohm was built by King Jayavarman VII as a monastery and dedicated for his mother. Therefore this temple contains a lot of images of female figures which symbolize his mother. Long after its abandonment, the temple was re-discovered by the French and left as it was found due to its unique blend with the nature. However, current restoration work blocks visitors from visiting some of the most famous sites of the temple. Nevertheless, it is still worth a visit.