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  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,821 contributions
    Small but nice
    I really loved it here, set in the forest, you walk a little bit before getting to the main temple. The forest keeps the area cool as there are large trees draping everywhere. There were two main sections and both are lovely to see. Amazing wall carvings as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Vivutravel
    Hanoi, Vietnam981 contributions
    A nice and quiet temple
    Ta Som is a small but nice temple, not many tourists come to visit. It used to be impressive with the gate that covered by a giant tree. However, the tree was dead and cut half. If you have time, Ta Som is worth visiting.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Steven Phich
    Cambodia109 contributions
    Must visit temple
    Ta Som Temple is a must-visit for anyone exploring the Angkor Archaeological Park. The small, classic Bayon-style monastic complex, built in the 12th century under King Jayavarman VII, offers a glimpse into Cambodia's rich history. The face tower gopuras and cruciform interior sanctuaries resemble a miniature version of Ta Prohm, making it a unique and charming stop on any cycling tour. The temple's serene atmosphere and intricate carvings make it a memorable experience for history buffs and adventure seekers alike. Optional keywords: cycling, history, Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia, Jayavarman VII.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 February 2024
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Steven Phich
Cambodia109 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Ta Som Temple is a must-visit for anyone exploring the Angkor Archaeological Park. The small, classic Bayon-style monastic complex, built in the 12th century under King Jayavarman VII, offers a glimpse into Cambodia's rich history. The face tower gopuras and cruciform interior sanctuaries resemble a miniature version of Ta Prohm, making it a unique and charming stop on any cycling tour. The temple's serene atmosphere and intricate carvings make it a memorable experience for history buffs and adventure seekers alike. Optional keywords: cycling, history, Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia, Jayavarman VII.
Written 20 February 2024
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Vivutravel
Hanoi, Vietnam981 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Ta Som is a small but nice temple, not many tourists come to visit. It used to be impressive with the gate that covered by a giant tree. However, the tree was dead and cut half. If you have time, Ta Som is worth visiting.
Written 3 January 2024
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scubacol11
Rotherham, UK1,975 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Much quieter than a lot of the other temples, not many coaches come here, layout similar to Preah Khan but smaller, several large trees growing through the ruins, nice to walk all the way through to far end away from road noise and listen to the sounds of the jungle.
Written 22 November 2023
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lifenadventure
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,821 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
I really loved it here, set in the forest, you walk a little bit before getting to the main temple. The forest keeps the area cool as there are large trees draping everywhere. There were two main sections and both are lovely to see. Amazing wall carvings as well.
Written 29 July 2023
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,853 contributions
Jul 2022
One of the highlights... very quiet and away from the main area, this was a wonderful visit, with a beautiful tree growing over the building, only revealed by walking all the way through to the end.
Written 11 August 2022
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David
Oxford, UK1,589 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
A small temple, but one that shows how some amazing reconstruction work has been done by the projects responsible. It makes me feel grateful that a visitor such as I can see the works of a historic culture.
Written 7 August 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Jan 2020
Not far from "Neak Pean", stands the small "jungle temple" of "Ta Som"! It was also built, in the 12th century, by the famous "builder king" of the Khmer empire, King Jayavarman VII and follows the well-known "Bayon" architectural style. "Ta Som" is a single tower monument, surrounded by three enclosing walls adorned with beautiful carved "Apsaras", the "celestial dancers" that are also another symbol of Cambodia. "Ta Som" has never been restored and an old fig tree can still be seen around one of its entrances. As it is far from the "Grand Circuit", it is not very much visited, allowing lovely moments of peace and enlightenment. Enjoy!
Written 23 October 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada4,978 contributions
Dec 2019
We hired a guide months before actually arriving in Siem Reap and WOW did it pay off. Plus it was a great price for just the 2 of us to be gone 10+ hours. We were doing 2 circuits in one day.

We arrived early afternoon and there were very little people there. I am assuming because it is one of the farther temples. Ta Som is small and very similar to Ta Prohm. A lot of the jungle and tree root have grown threw on over the sight. But non the less it is incredible in its own way.

There is very little history on this temple. It was built at the end of the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. Some suspect it was for Jayavarman VII’s father, others believe it was dedicated to one of his teachers.

We spent about an hour here. We could have used a little bit more time.
Written 20 May 2020
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chuckymustdie
Australia647 contributions
Mar 2020
We were here at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic where China was in lock-down but most other countries weren’t. Crowds were way down at most temples we went to but Ta Som still managed to be busy which speaks volumes for its increased popularity. It’s a small temple complex but very interesting with many great photo opportunities. The reliefs are in very good condition, the grounds are attractive, and the strangler fig overtaking the outer east entrance is one of the iconic Angkor sights that you shouldn’t miss.
Written 16 April 2020
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK1,313 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did the 2 day tour using the 1 day pass as this was the offer at the time. On day 1 we did some of the smaller temples including Ta Som and it was very architecturally pleasing and great to see. There is a jungle feel to this one with trees growing in and around the temple. There were much less tourists than Angkor Wat which meant we could walk around freely for ourselves and take any pictures we wanted without any trouble. A great little temple to slot into your itinerary.
Written 8 March 2020
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