Ta Prohm monastery, (near) Siemreab, Khet Siemreab, KH

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Originally founded as a Buddhist monastery and university between the 12th and 13th centuries, the Ta Prohm temple attracts thousands of visitors to the Angkor region of Cambodia every year. [… The site was declared] a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. http://all-that-is-interesting.com/ta-prohm-temple

“Ta Prohm (Khmer: […] ) is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara (in Khmer: […]). Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was founded [in 1186 A.D. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Prohm ] by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. […]
Jayavarman VII [ruled c. 1181-1218 - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayavarman_VII] constructed Rajavihara in honor of his family. The temple's main image, representing Prajnaparamita, the personification of wisdom, was modelled on the king's mother. The northern and southern satellite temples in the third enclosure were dedicated to the king's guru and his elder brother respectively. As such, Ta Prohm formed a complementary pair with the temple monastery of Preah Khan, dedicated in 1191 A.D., the main image of which represented the Bodhisattva of compassion Lokesvara and was modelled on the king's father.[3]
The temple's stele records that the site was home to more than 12,500 people (including 18 high priests and 615 dancers), with an additional 800,000 souls in the surrounding villages working to provide services and supplies. […] Expansions and additions to Ta Prohm continued as late as the rule of Srindravarman at the end of the 15th century.[…] After the fall of the Khmer empire in the 17th century, the temple of Ta Prohm was abandoned […] 13.435, 103.889167" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Prohm

Input by: tmciolek, Feb 16, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Feb 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Ta Prohm monastery, KH.

General location of the Ta Prohm monastery, KH.
Lat 13.435 Long 103.889167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Ta Prohm monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Cambodia:Khet Siemreab-Otar Meanchey

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 13.435 Long 103.889167 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Prohm. Confirmed through visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 16 Feb 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1167-99c - tmciolek 17 Feb 2013
  • 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • "Expansions and additions to Ta Prohm continued as late as […] the end of the 15th century.[…] After the fall of the Khmer empire in the 17th century, the temple of Ta Prohm was abandoned " - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Prohm
  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 17 Feb 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Architectural

16. Additional notes

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

  • [missing data]

18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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