Favorite Places & Spaces
A Sacred Fig tree which has overgrown a gateway at Ta Som (sometimes spelled Ta Sohm) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. The King dedicated the temple to his father Dharanindravarman II (Paramanishkalapada) who was King of the Khmer Empire from 1150 to 1160. Like some nearby temples, Ta Som was left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.