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Tree roots drape over a wall at Ta Prohm, the modern name for the late 12th and early 13th century temple in Siem Reap. Located approximately 1 km east of Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm remains in much the same condition as when it was found. The photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on its World Heritage List in 1992. Today, it is one of the most visited complexes in Cambodia’s Angkor region.