Ta Prohm Kel

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Ta Prohm Kel
Prasat Ta Prohm Kel
Ta Prohm Kel4.JPG
The central sanctuary of the temple
ProvinceSiem Reap
Ta Prohm Kel is located in Cambodia
Ta Prohm Kel
Location in Cambodia
Geographic coordinates13°24′56″N 103°51′30″E / 13.41556°N 103.85833°E / 13.41556; 103.85833Coordinates: 13°24′56″N 103°51′30″E / 13.41556°N 103.85833°E / 13.41556; 103.85833
TypeKhmer, (Bayon style)
CreatorJayavarman VII
Completed1186 A.D
Temple(s)1 tower

Ta Prohm Kel (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្មកិល ឬ ប្រាសាទព្រហ្មកិល) is a small ruined sandstone monument in Angkor archaeological park, Siem Reap province, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm Kel was one of the 102 hospital chapels, some of which were already in existence, by King Jayavarman VII all over the empire. The sanctuary opened to the east and had false doors on the other three sides. It was preceded by a small sandstone gopura a little to the east of which traces remain. The decoration is in the style of the Bayon, with devatas and small roundels enclosing figures. A somasutra or channel for draining lustral water out of the shrine, existed through the north wall of the sanctuary.[1]

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  1. ^ Ancient Angkor guide book, by Michael Freeman and Claude Jacques, p.68, published in 2003.