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Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm temple in Angkor, Siem Reap - Cambodia was originally known as Rajavihara and it was built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries by King Jayavarman VII. It's located about one kilometre east of Prasad Bayon, it was was a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. This marvellous temple is left in much the same condition in which it was found to preserve the authenticity of the atmosphere. The huge trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples. Ta Prohm became UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap) for its conservation and restoration.

Ta Prohm was abandoned after the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 15th century. When the conservation and restoration of Angkor temples began in the early 21st century, the École française d'Extrême-Orient decided that Ta Prohm would be left largely as it had been found. Much work has been done to stabilize the ruins, maintain accessibility, and "this condition of apparent neglect."

Archaeological Survey of India has restored most parts of the temple complex in 2013,  some had to be constructed from scratch. Wooden walkways, platforms and roped railings have been put in place around the site to protect the monument from further damages due to the large tourist inflow.

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