Siem Reap - Ta Keo & Ta Prohm

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December 15th 2006
Published: February 28th 2007
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Ta Keo was constructed in late 10th to early 11th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. It has a nickname as “the mountain with golden peaks”. It is made entirely of sandstone blocks.

Ta Prohm was constructed in the mid 12th to early 13th century as a Buddhist monastery. It is thought to have been enormously wealthy with control over thousands of villages and with vast stores of jewels and gold. The Cambodians have left this temple partially un-restored with fig and silk-cotton trees growing from towers and corridors. When we found ourselves in areas without other tourists it felt like you were exploring a newly discovered temple in the jungle.

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