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Pre Rup

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #22 of 104 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Not high at all, but sun set there is really great! You must wait there until the time for sun set is over, the Sun often comes out from very heavy cloud when you are really hopeless.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Another temple in the Angkor Wat area. Interesting to visit on your tour of the various temples. Good place to see the sunset.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The five towers of Pre Rup topping the stepped-pyramid base is breathtaking! It seems to be a preview of Angkor Wat itself, although done in brick and laterite. The steps were steep - I wasn't ashamed to crawl upwards, on my hands and feet, as a small misstep will cost anyone his/her life! Every step is almost as high as... More

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Ibiza, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

this temple is mainly famous for being one of the best sunset spot in the area. The sunset has not a really clean view and the sun is setting behind the forest. You have to be there very early as it gets really crowded. I preferred the Phnom Bakheng Temple, same crowded but slightly better view (you have to cover... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Missed this place last visit, but made sure of visit this time. Besides Bayon, biggest WOW factor of all the temples. Stairs steep to the to, but not as bad as Ta Keo. You can split the stair climb between two levels,

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Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Pre Rup was the State Temple of King Rajendravarman. The steps are steep to climb. You have to climb up the 3 tiers of the temple pyramid. Pre Rup means "turning the body". According to the tour guide, the temple was used to cremate the dead body of a Knmer king in the Angkorian era. There was still black soot... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A beautiful temple used mainly as a crematorium in the past with vast chimneys flanking a tower and rest areas for mourners. Most of the temple was still in very good shape and you could climb up the tower to watch the sun set. The setting sun cast a beautiful red glow on the stone work and made it look... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were here in the afternoon, the sun was pretty high up and at the same time this temple wasn't as hyped as Angkor Wat or Ta Prohm so there weren't any tourists in the area when we were there, but it's still really awesome though. I heard it's even better during sunset because it emphasizes the warm glow of... More

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

1st day of our temple tour we went to Phnom Bakheng for the sunset. Very very crowded. 2nd day, the landlady suggested Pre Rup. The place was lovely with less people.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I loved this temple. It was in the middle of nowhere but definitely worth the visit. Had to climb but the view at the top was lovely.

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