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Pre Rup, Siem Reap

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Marvel at the magnificent stone remains of a pyramid-shaped temple-mountain at Pre Rup, a masterpiece of ancient Hindu masonry built in 961 CE. Dedicated to Shiva, intricately carved stone facades cropped and darkened by time and weather offer an awe-inspiring spectacle for visitors approaching and climbing the huge 127 m by 116 m (417 m by 380 ft) elevated platform. Believed to have been used for cremations, this impressive brick and sandstone structure, built on what was once a man-made island, displays warm colors and the magical play of light and shade. After conquering a steep stairway leading to the structure, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama over the area. To visit Pre Rup and get the most from your holiday in Siem Reap, create itinerary details personal to you using our Siem Reap travel itinerary planner.
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  • Hotel was the sunset I thought I seen in the rainy season. Around sunset I have been waiting for many tourists. Here % with a steep staircase, railing not carefull, climbed.
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  • Pre Rup is historically interesting but less spectacular than other sites. We had programmed at the beginning of our journey to Angkor visits (3-day pass). This allows to go crescendo in the discovery of the various temples. Pre Rup is the first we have ever visited. It is a great mouth thereafter!
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  • Not huge compared to other times, yet noticeable, especially at sunset that seems to take literally fire!
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  • this pre angkorian temple is best at sundown. the red light and the red stone look beautiful. be there early, to get a nice place to sit on the top during sundown
  • Beautiful old temple. Nothing special here.
  • The temple is OK. But BEWARE of the scam!! There is a dishonest temple watcher who profits from the visitors using the religion for his scam. On the top of it there is a room with a piece of rock wrapped in a cloth, looking apparently as a remnant of a statue. There are incense sticks lying on the ground. Whenever someone comes in, he gives you an incence stick and lights it with a lighter. Then when you have paid homage to this stone, he charges you several dollars and if you don't pay, he becomes aggressive and threatens you with calling the police. After you leave the room, he blows off the incense and uses it for the next visitors. For sure, by the law of karma and his sacrilege he will get back all the crap he does.
  • Lovely place to enjoy sunset at Angkor
  • We passed here at Sunset having visited Prasat Banteay Srei which is a longer journey and a must see. On the drive back from Prasat Banteay Srei we saw this temple and decided to jump out and have a look as the Sun was setting. Passat Pre Roup is spectacular at sunset, everyone gathers to watch the sun go down, but take the time to go to the opposite side and look at how it lights up the temples and sky in the other direction. Very old and interesting Temple.
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