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Ta Som Angkor

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24 Nov 2015 | Tue

Day 07 of 47

Today’s Events:

– Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat

– Angkor Archaeological Park Visitor Center

– Entering Angkor Thom through the North Gate

– Preah Khan Angkor

– Neak Pean Angkor

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– East Mebon Angkor

– Pre Rup Angkor

– Banteay Kdei Angkor

– Bayon Angkor

– Ta Som Angkor –

Ta Som (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាសោម) is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean. The King dedicated the temple to his father Dharanindravarman II (Paramanishkalapada) who was King of the Khmer Empire from 1150 to 1160.

The temple consists of a single shrine located on one level and surrounded by enclosure laterite walls. Like the nearby Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, the temple was left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.

In 1998, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) added the temple to its restoration program and began work to stabilize the structure to make it safer for visitors. (Wikipedia)

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