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Pre Rup

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #18 of 97 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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183 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The temple is built entirely of laterite, sandstone and brick which gives it its warm tone. Identical in size and shape to East Mebon, it is associated with funerary functions. Standing alone in the countryside, it is a nice place to view sunsets away from the crowds of Phnom Bakheng. Climb to the top for a lovely view of the... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of my favourite temples - it's majestic and tall and has a very particular feeling to it. It's famous for the sarcophagus, so don't miss that area on your visit! We arrived mid-morning, and there were not many visitors. It is not a complicated temple, so you don't need a lot of time, but it's definitely worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I would say, this temple is the most beautiful of them all. Not only it is tall and high, it also made me and fiance feel that we are somewhere in egypt. I love the structure and built of this temple. It is unique and gorgeous. It was worth the sunburns and tanning that i got. Preferably, ideal time would... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Pre Rup was one of our favorite spots to sit and take in all of its beauty. The surroundings are beautiful, too. Be prepared to be asked multiple times by multiple people and small children to purchase souvenir items. We decided to buy a book guide of the park, which made for a great coffee table book when we got... More

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Lanai, Hawaii
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Well, that's what it was thought of as Pre Rup means "Turning of the Body". Near Angkor Thom, you won't spend a lot of time here but this gorgeous temple dedicated to Shiva is worth seeing. Especially the lotus shaped towers. You won't regret making the stop.

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San Francisco, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This was one of my favorites in Siem Reap. Our hike to the top was rewarded with great panoramic views of the countryside in a relatively quiet and tourist-free setting. I really enjoyed sitting on the edge of the platform at the top and staring out at the surrounding forest. It's a perfect opportunity for one of those "sitting-on-top-of-a-Cambodian-temple-side-profile-staring-out-and-looking-thoughtful" photos.... More

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Stratford upon Avon, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A small site in comparison with it's more famous neighbours but well worth a visit. a steep climb up to the top but a great view of the temple and its surroundings

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is part of the East Baray temples. You have to take a right after Bantea Kdei and Sra Srang to reach this place. It is a massive multi layered structure. Within the enclosure, there are quite a few small buildings apart from the main pyramid. These buildings are of not much interest as most of them have plain brick... More

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Cebu city, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was fun especially if you're adventurous and you like to climb and endure some steep steps before reaching a great view :) It was a bit tiring but worth it! The carvings were pretty and intricate as well. Great trip!

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Sydney, Australia
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53 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Tall and airy, I like Pre Rup for its detailed lintels which are delicate and intricate. The temple itself is worryingly close to falling down in places, so tread with care, but the climb is worth it for the lovely views over the East Baray.

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