The sun had risen and more tourists began to arrive at Ta Prohm, so we were off! Our next stops were Prae Roup and Mebon. They are near one another and very similar in architectural style. Unlike Ta Prohm, which is in a forested area with low buildings, these two are on cleared tracts of land and massive towers rising into the sky in magnificent splendor.
Many of the temples have massive staircases in various states of ruin, but it was always well worth the trek to the top to get a bird’s-eye view.
Ta Som is a shrine surrounded by a moat. It was not the most impressive of the Angkor temples.
Preah Khan is a vast complex full of hidden nooks and crannies. It also has parts crumbled down and consumed by nature. The trees here were just as impressive as those in Ta Prohm.
Stay tuned for a tour of my absolutely favorite temple – Bayon.