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Pre Rup

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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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More bricks

This is the larger one of 2 near standing brick temples, (East Mebon being the other). More stairs to climb and while you can get a nice view over the tree tops, do not expect to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is the larger one of 2 near standing brick temples, (East Mebon being the other). More stairs to climb and while you can get a nice view over the tree tops, do not expect to see any of the other structures to be visible from here.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A nice temple. Not necessary but if you have the time it's worth it. No too far away from the other temples and provides a nice view of the surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is an alternative option to watch the sunset when you're visiting Angkor Wat. The temple is quite high as you can see the sunset descending over the canopy of the trees surrounding the temples. It is a alternative to the very popular Bekeng Mountain where you can see the sunset behind Angkor Wat. It's a nice temple, large, only... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Prae Roup (as you will more commonly see it spelled) and it's neighbor East Mebon are some of the older temples in the Angkor Complex. Uniquely more Hindu than Buddhist, these temples are quite different from other temples you will see. It is a temple mountain dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. The carvings you will find among the towers... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We climbed up the South stairs and climbed down the East stairs. We were here early in the morning so it wasn't crowded yet and the sun's heat was still tolerable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I mean no disrespect to this royal crematorium, but in comparison to Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srei, and Angkor Thom, it pales. Our tour initially included a longer stay at this site, but our guide advised that the sunset view is now obscured by trees and that it gets very crowded. We went for a sunset trip to a floating... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Pre Rup is beautiful and it was the second Temple built after the Khmer capital was returned to Angkor. There are some very well preserved carvings plus excellent views of the surrounding countryside.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Quite small, though it's one of the 12 major temples. It's on the main loop, so you'll probably pass it anyway. There are steep stairs to the top, but well worth the climb

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Siem Reap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Many tourists visit Angkor Wat for sunrise and there are crowded, to many tourists during sunrise at Angkor Wat. I have decided to visit sunrise at Pre Rup, it is the perfect place which is very quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It is huge and great building that i like ~ I admire the height of the building ~ the building used to be a crematorium. Do respect the place and don't fool around with friends when climbing to the top of the temple or accident might happen.

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