Ta Phrom Temple
Ta Phrom Temple, one of Cambodia’s most famous tourist destinations, is the place to visit if you are looking forward to exploring and experiencing Angkor’s unique beauty.
Ta Phrom has earned the name “The Tomb Raider Temple” and stepping into this unrestored site can definitely give you the Tomb Raider vibe: rubbles of the ancient temple fill the area, while shadows of trees growing beyond and into the halls of the temple perpetually cloak the ruins. Going into Ta Phrom can provide tourists the chance to have a glimpse of the way of life of ancient Cambodians, their culture, and their art, which is still evidently painted and etched on the walls. Because Ta Phrom is not as busy as the other temples around Angkor, visitors can enjoy the tranquility that is ever present in its ruins.
Ta Phrom is located at Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Opening Days and Hours
The temple site is open from 5:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
An Angkor Pass, which gives visitors access to Ta Phrom, can be availed at different rates: USD 37, USD 62, and USD 72 for one-day, two-day and three-day blocks.
How to Get There
- Fly to Siem Reap via AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, and Thai Airways.
- From Siem Reap, hire a tuktuk or a private van to the temples of Angkor.
- Solo Travellers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
Spend at least two hours to explore the sights of the temple.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Due to Ta Phrom’s popularity, tourists can flock in the gates as early as 7:30 in the morning. Save yourself from the long lines and busy groups by coming in as early as 6:00.
If you are planning to grab quick bites and refreshments after touring the temples, you can avail it from small eateries located around the temple grounds. No food is sold inside temples.
- Banteay Strei
- East Mebon
- Preah Kahn
Those who wish to find a place to stay while at Angkor Wat can find it at nearby hotels like Angkor Pearl Hotel, Templation Hotel, Pavillion Indochine Hotel, and Kralahn Petite Villa which offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 40 to USD 250.