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Ta Keo - the Temple of Doom & One of Sam's Exotic Travels

 Ta Keo is a pyramid of five levels reaching a total height of 22m - the first two form the base of two enclosing courtyards, one surrounded by a simple wall and the other by a gallery, while the last three, through proportional reduction are a massive artificial plinth for the quincunx of sanctuaries. The reason for this temple remaining unfinished is unknown for it was abandoned soon after the start of its ornamentation. By these remaining fragments, this temple dates to the end of 10th century and the early years of the 11th. Inscriptions engraved on the door jambs of the eastern gopuras, relating to donations made to the temple (but not to its foundation) date from 1007. 

It is best known, however, as the setting for the Temple of Doom movie



Tourist Looking Up - Ta Keo Temple, Angkor Cambodia  Ta Keo Temple viewed from road, Angkor Cambodia  Hallway inside Ta Keo Temple, Angkor Cambodia

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