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Ta Som, Siem Reap

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Visit Ta Som, a small 12th century-temple in the ancient city of Angkor. Nestled in a wooded area, the temple dates back to the rule of the Khmer king Jayavarman VII. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the temple, surrounded by a shady grove, and admire its stone ruins, adorned with intricate carvings and figurines. Nature has blended with the man-made structures of this ancient site, with one of the gopuram, or entrance walls, completely overgrown by a sacred fig tree, making for a great photo opportunity. Use our Siem Reap trip generator to visit Ta Som on your trip to Siem Reap, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Away from the madness of the other more popular crowded temples. We were practically the only travellers in the temple when visited right after watching the sunset at Angkor Wat. The serenity brings y...  read more »
  • It has a special charm, is covered by huge trees and is one of the quietest. We did the tour upside down from what you normally do and why there were many people.
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  • There are several times that illustrate the closeness between Buddhism and Hinduism in the region. Among them, Ta Som, where you can see carvings rich with history and meaning.
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  • Literally temple for uncle. Which is a smaller version of preah khan. There is a nice spot at the back of the temple where you can have a group or solo pic. Its on the right side, where the stones have fallen apart. You can also find the two trees in one. A normal tree and a trunk tree (or parasite tree) that starts from the top and grows its roots to the ground eating up the trees where its seed started to grow.
  • One of the more popular temples. It's partially overgrown with trees in a beautiful kind of way.
  • Another great temple in the Angkor area. This one has lots of incredible ancient trees.
  • Ta Soam temple inside the jungle so many big trees surrounding it but one of them covering the temple so beautiful and attractive.
  • Mini Ta Prohm, in peace and quiet.
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