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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Our guide told us that the name pre rup translates to "crematorium." Apparently after the Buddhists took over from the Hindus, this was used to that purpose. Overall an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our guide told us that the name pre rup translates to "crematorium." Apparently after the Buddhists took over from the Hindus, this was used to that purpose. Overall an interesting one to visit amongst all the temples in Cambodia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You can get your day ticket to the temples at Angkor the day before if you go around 5pm, which means you get to see the temples at sunset as well as sunrise. We went to Pre Rup for the sunset. It was pretty crowded on top of the temple and from there you didn’t get to see the sun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great alternative to sunsets at Phnom Bakheng. Not crowded and you get a decent yield of the sunset. It is definitely not as high as Bakheng but high enough. The temple itself is still pretty nice.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the first of what I like to call the monolith temples with huge slabs of rock rising from the ground. The temple is the first one you encounter if you are doing the grand loop and it is great to climb and have a look around at the surrounding countryside. It rises majestically from the jungle canopy to... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pre Rup is a brick state temple topped with five towers, was built by King Rajendraman during the 10th century & dedicated to the Hindu god Siva. The temple architecture is pyramidal with elaborate stone carvings. Remember to spend sometime to climb to the top for beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This temple isn't terribly busy - you basically climb to the top of it for the views then walk around the top. It was never completed so doesn't have the detail of many others. However, it's got good views over the archaeological park and it's nice to see a temple without being overly crowded. The stairs up at the front... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A three tier brick state temple topped with five towers. Impressive views over the surrounding countryside if you climb to the top. There are galleries and sanctuaries on the second level. Not one of Angkor's best preserved sites but there are still some nice sculptures. As other reviewers have said this is best visited at dawn or sunset for some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After negotiating the huge crowds at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom it was a delight to visit Pre Rup. As Pre Rup is a little out of the way, it was a pleasure as you could walk about and take good photos easily without bumping into people. The Hindu temple built around 962 is dedicated to Shiva and is made... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Pre Rup is a large and tall brick temple. You can climb the stairs all the way to the top to get a nice view of the landscape and other nearby temples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

One of the few older brick temples in Angkor Archaeological Park. A bit falling down but being fixed up and well worth a look if you have the time. Lots of steps of the large kind but worth the walk to the top.

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