TA PROHM is
a very large temple complex
enclosed by a moat. It is one of the most beautiful of the Khmer temples as it
has not been restored, but has been left surrounded by jungle. It was built by
Jayavarman VII in the later 12th century
Over time the
roots of giant baniyan slowly constrict the temple walls. From these walls
echoed the chants of hundreds of monks well into the 12th century .
Sadly Ta Prohm has suffered the worst of the temples by looters.