Ta Som Temple at Angkor Wat

East Gate to Ta Som
The tree-shrouded eastern entrance to the inner sanctuary.

This tiny temple was also built by Jayavarman VII around the end of the twelfth century. Although more or less un-restored the temple is still in very good shape, with some very fine details. Of course, the most photographed feature is the large banyan tree which has entangled the eastern gateway.

Entry and exit through the temple is usually through the western gateway, which has four heads at the top, similar to the gates at Ta Prohm, and smaller versions of the gates to Angkor Thom. The temple is usually visited as part of a circuit that includes Preah Khan and Neak Pean.