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Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat Archaeological Park, Cambodia

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Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Prasat Ta Som Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the east of Nean Pean. The temple was built in the 12 century by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII to honor his father, replica to Bayon style of art.

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Cambodian (Khmer):ប្រាសាទតាសោម
Date Built:12th Century
Location:Angkor Archeological Park
Address:Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Nearest City:Siem Reap
Country:Cambodia
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Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park Location Map

Prasat Ta Som, Angkor Wat

Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia


Prasat Ta Som The Ancestor Som in Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia
Designed to be entered from the east, Ta Som is surrounded by a moat and enclosed by three laterite walls which are broken by two sets of gopura (entrance ways).

Although small compared to other temple complexes in the community of Angkor Thom, it has many interesting features.

Prasat Ta Som, Angkor Wat

Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Prasat Ta Som - The Ancestor Som, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia


Prasat Ta Som The Ancestor Som in Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia
Ta Som is a Buddhist temple but was once dedicated to the Hindu Trinity, Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu. The Khmer Rouge used to use this temple as a hideout for a while.

The surrounding jungle has since been cleared back a bit for tourists to visit Ta Som.

Prasat Ta Som, Angkor Wat

Prasat Ta Som, Angkor Wat


Driving Directions (Road Map): Sivatha Road to Prasat Ta Som

From Sivatha Rd (Siem Reap City Center) to Prasat Ta Som.

Driving Directions (Road Map): Phnom Penh to Siem Reap City (Angkor Wat)


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