Trail Run Project Logo

Ta Prohm Trail

Easy
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Run to a unique temple that is slowly being taken over by the jungle.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

100%

Runnable

143' 43 m

High

93' 28 m

Low

49' 15 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views

Overview

One of the best temple trails at Angkor. This trail takes you around the four gates of Angkor Prohm. The temple is known for the overgrowth of the jungle on temple walls and structures. If your lucky, you'll also find the Ta Prohm Stegosaurus!

Need to Know

This year, the government changed the rule of when you are permitted to enter the temples. Now you have to wait until 7:30 a.m. missing some prime photo opportunities.

Description

This trail can be accessed from the west or from the east. I suggest starting from the east because it will be a shorter drive to your next temple. From the east entrance, run the wide path until you reach the east gate. You can run the loop around the temple in any direction. I chose clockwise. The trail weaves in and out of an outer temple wall. You'll pass by several large trees than grown on top of and over the wall and parts of the temple. Take the opportunity to explore inside the temple either as you run the loop of after. There is quite a lot to see with the jungle overgrowing the ruins. Ta Prohm is also known for the Ta Prohm Stegosaurus, a small carving near the west gate.

While the trail is short, it is very picturesque, especially if you like ancient ruins. It is well-shaded and perfect to do in the morning.

History & Background

A little background on the Stegosaurus. Some say it is proof some dinosaurs were present as late as 1000 years ago, otherwise, the Khmer people would have no idea what a Stegosaurus looks like. Let your imagination run wild.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Maurizi

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#1864

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Cambodia

#1,864

Overall
2 Views Last Month
384 Since Jun 10, 2017
Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

In some cases huge trees have taken root and grow out of the walls.
Jun 11, 2017 near Siem Reap, KH
East gate of Ta Prohm.
Jun 11, 2017 near Siem Reap, KH
The roots and vines of the jungle are hard at work reclaiming the temple.
Jun 11, 2017 near Siem Reap, KH
Near the south gate of Ta Prohm.
Jun 11, 2017 near Siem Reap, KH
The Ta Prohm Trail weaves in and out of the outer wall creating alcoves and interesting scenes.
Jun 11, 2017 near Siem Reap, KH
The west gate of Ta Prohm.
Jun 11, 2017 near Siem Reap, KH

0 Comments

Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none