Cambodia | Siem Reap

Ta Som Angkor

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Siem Reap | Cambodia

24 Nov 2015 | Tue

Day 06 of 46

  • Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat
  • Angkor Archaeological Park Visitor Center
  • Angkor Thom North Gate
  • Preah Khan Angkor
  • Neak Pean Angkor
  • Ta Som Angkor
  • East Mebon Angkor
  • Pre Rup Angkor
  • Banteay Kdei Angkor

Ta Som Angkor

Ta Som Angkor is an ancient temple located in Cambodia. It is one of the most impressive and well-preserved temples of the Khmer Empire, which once ruled over much of Southeast Asia from the 9th to the 15th centuries. This temple complex was built by King Jayavarman VII in 1186 as a dedication to his father, Dharanindravarman II. Its unique architecture speaks to its religious significance, making it a popular destination for travelers and historians alike.

Ta Som Angkor

Ta Som consists of three enclosures connected by a gateway with four towers. The first enclosure houses two libraries made up of sandstone blocks, while the second enclosure features several shrines dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. The third enclosure contains two gopuras (towers) that are adorned with intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology and other stories related to Buddhism.

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 north east 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 their restoration program and began work to stabilise the structure to make it safer for visitors.

– Wikipedia Ta Som

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