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Ta Som, Siem Reap

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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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  • One of the more numerous within the Angkor Wat temples. Although it is not as big as the others should be in there.
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  • Definitely worth a stop if you are passing by, but not a must do. It is quite a small temple but the best part of it was right at the back, with the huge fig tree coming out of the gate - you could ea...  more »
  • As part of the big circuit route, Ta Som is a hidden gem. Just located beside Neak Pean, we stopped for around 30 minutes before headed south to East Mebon. We got there around 2PM and there were only...  more »
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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.
  • Beautiful enveloped by jungle temple!
  • This temple is kinda big, hopefully it will not collapse any soon coz i see lots of cracks and at some parts the root consuming the walls
  • 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.