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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jadesgran (5276) 2014-08-24 9:34
Great P.O.V. to get this cracking shot through the tree trunks.Clarity good and a very pleasing picture.Also, an informative note - thankyou.
photoray (11745) 2014-08-24 10:50
Perhaps the position viewing through the trees is a future for these classical Angkor temples as Nature reclaims its territory. And your image helps to protect the heritage for future generations.
williewhistler (13729) 2014-08-24 12:23
there are lots of textures and details to view and enjoy in an imaginative composition,the view through the trees gives a fine depth to the shot.
Clarity is first rate and the colours very pleasing.
Giustiniani (3340) 2014-08-24 14:49
Bonsoir May, très belle composition, c'est une excellente idée de cadrage, d'autant que tous les plans sont intéressants. C'est bien vu et très bien réalisé.
Waylim (25186) 2014-08-24 17:18
Beautiful photo of Ta Som. I don't think I have seen this one. I was in Seam Reap for only a few days.
This is a really good shot and great use of the trees as the strong foreground leading our vision in through the trunks toward the temple. Love all the detail of the roots and fallen leaves. Really good and artistic shot. I love it.