The Tonle Bati Temple

Built by King Jayavarman VII in the 13th century, Ta Prohm temple serves both Brahmanism and Buddhism. Just a few hundred feet away is another, smaller temple, Yiey Pov. Legend has it that these were built for the King’s son, and his son’s mother on the site of a 6th century Khmer shrine.

The temple is relatively small, and easy to quickly walk through. Although this temple is near the edge of the Tonle Bati lake, like pretty much every other temple in Cambodia, you have that feeling of a temple hidden inside the jungle, waiting to be found.

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