Ta Prohm Kel
|Ta Prohm Kel|
Prasat Ta Prohm Kel
The central sanctuary of the temple
|Type||Khmer, (Bayon style)|
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.
- Ancient Angkor guide book, by Michael Freeman and Claude Jacques, p.68, published in 2003.