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Photographer's Note

Ta Som is the most distant temple on the Grand Circuit of Angkor in Cambodia. In spite of its semi ruinous state Ta Som has a captivating beauty like very few of the Angkor temples, due to its remote location and the merge of nature with the temple. Small, classic Bayon-style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure, face tower gopuras and cruciform interior sanctuaries, Ta Som is very much like a miniature version of Ta Prohm.

Many of the carvings are in good condition and display particularly fine execution for late 12th century works. The devata carvings adorning its walls seem to show an uncommon individuality. Like the nearby Preah Khan and Ta Prohm the temple was left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 214 W: 22 N: 547] (3429)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-02-28
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-24 8:33
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