Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ta Som & East Mebon

Overlooked by many visitors, Ta Som is well-worth a trip, especially if Ta Prohm was completely inundated by gawkers and you couldn't quite get that perfect, unadulterated shot of temple-devoured-by-tree.

East Mebon is out of the jungle, blisteringly hot, and is the counterpart to Pre Rup.  According to our kind, knowledgeable driver, massive funeral parties would begin in this primitive, pyramidal complex (dating from the 10th century) and finish off at Pre Rup, where the bodies would be cremated.

If you find yourself in Siem Reap and need an affordable, reliable, and friendly driver to assist in your conquering of Angkor Wat, we highly recommend the aforementioned Mr. Sorn Ram.  Contact him: (855) 12571459 or

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