Located deep in the jungles of Angkor, Ta Nei is a small temple located on the northwest corner of the East Baray holy reservoir, Many guides don’t even know how to find Ta Nai, so it isn’t popular with tourists.
As such – and due to a steady drizzle throughout the afternoon – I (and my photography tour guide) were literally the only ones there, free to explore the 190-meter-long stone ruins by ourselves.
Built late in the 12th century. Ta Nei has been mostly left as it was found by archeologists. Tree roots split open the temple stone and jungle flora sprawls across the grounds. It been the object of minimal reconstruction and clearing, making Ta Nei a gem in the jungle.