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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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  • Was our third temple on the grand tour circuit. This was a pretty small temple and after a 3 day pass they start looking similar. This was okay but nothing amazing. Walked to the end for the tree pic ...  more »
  • Ta Som is small and uncrowded. It also has a tower gate with 4 faces and a gopura gate enveloped by a silk-cotton tree. Lots of shade here too. 
  • Really it's great but with so many other options you do feel they all start to seem a bit samey. It is quiter than many and if you walk right through there is the option for a good tree through the te...  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.