The temple complex of Ta Prohm is located about two kilometres northeast of Angkor Wat. Ta Prohm was built from the late 12th to the 13th century under the reign of Khmer King Jayavarman VII. Ta Prohm is home to a large number of reliefs depicting Hindu mythology (Krishna, Vishnu, from the Ramayana, etc.). What is attractive about the temple complex is its semi-decayed state. The vegetation and the fallen wall stones were essentially left as the site was found. Particularly impressive are the strangler figs (Ficus virens) and the even larger Tetrameles nudiflora, whose roots overgrow entire buildings.
In 2001, the film Tomb Raider with Lara Croft was released, directed by Simon West. Exciting scenes were filmed here in this temple.