Ta Prohm is one of the prominent temples in Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is popularly known as the 'Tomb Raider Temple' because of its appearance in the Tomb Raider movie. Unlike other structures, Ta Prohm has been left in the same condition in which it was found. It is surrounded by thick jungle, making you feel as if you have come to a lost world. Massive roots of Banyan and Kapok trees, which are hundreds of years old, carpet the temple premises masking the Bas reliefs. Many shrubs, creepers and moss conceal most of the temple corridors making them impassable, which gives an ethereal look to the temple. It is one of the places in Siem Reap where nature conquered its place from humans in history.
It is estimated that over 80,000 people were involved in the running of Ta Prohm temple, which included 2000 officials and 600+ dancers. Bas reliefs contain detailed inscriptions about the social life, wealth and status, indicating Ta Prohm had a vast amount of gold, pearls and precious stones.
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