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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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  • A small temple on the larger temple circuit, worth a visit and takes about 20 minutes. Like the nearby Preah Khan and Ta Prohm the temple was left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other veg...  more »
  • we have been at Ta som temple was very nice with root of the trees at east Gate , when we was looking out of the temple was normal temple but when we croose the temple to east gate we meet the very ni...  more »
  • Smallish Temple with some interesting root systems over the buildings.Walk right through the all the Temple buildings to see the BEST one - its worth it, although you may need to wait your turn to hav...  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.