bayon style

Ta Prohm - Cambodia

Built in the Bayon style in the 12th and 13th century, Ta Prohm is believed to have been used as a monastery, and university. Unlike other temples at Angkor, Ta Prohm is in relatively the same state that it was found, with trees and other fauna having taken over parts of the temple. This has made it one of the most beautiful, photogenic, and most visited temples in Cambodia. 

The temple was famously used in the Film Tomb Raider, which starred Angelina Jolie. Many locals and guides are able to point out the parts of the temple used in the film, and can vividly describe the scenes involved. 

Angkor Ruins

Banteay Kdei (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយក្តី), meaning “A Citadel of Chambers”, also known as “Citadel of Monks’ cells”,is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia. It is located southeast of Ta Prohm and east of Angkor Thom. Built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries AD during the reign of Jayavarman VII it is in the Bayon architectural style, similar in plan to Ta Prohm and Preah Khan, but less complex and smaller.