Ta Som is a Buddhist temple of the Angkor complex. Its small size is uncharacteristic for the type of edifices constructed by King Jayavarman VII, during whose reign Ta Som was also built. The origins of the temple are clouded in mystery. Having never been restored, the ruins now consist of one shrine and laterite walls that enclose it. Roots of old trees are slowly taking over the temple and make fantastic photo opportunities for visitors.

Ta Som Photos

Angkor Archaeological Park guide

History

Ta Som was built in the second half of the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII . Although historians are not sure about the initial purpose of the temple, it is speculated that the Buddhist king built Ta Som for one his teachers or his father. The little restoration done to this site happened after 1950.

 

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