Pre Rup, Siem Reap

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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. By using our Siem Reap travel itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Pre Rup and other attractions in Siem Reap.
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  • One of the oldest archaeological sites in Siem Reap was founded in 960. To see the sunset is a tourist place. With a steep staircase in front, no handrails. Stair railings made of wood made a steep staircase on the other side is steep, but later, because this is going up and down safely.
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  • This is one of the few intact temples in Angor Park. The Sunset from this temple looks very beautiful.There is a very heavy crowd in the evening to watch the sunset, so it's better to secure your plac...  more »
  • I went to watch the sunset. There were many people who at this time are coming to everyone and watch sunset soon nowhere take off?. Anyway a dangerous. Climb the narrow width of a single column, so have a step further with your hands feeling. Time to climb, so hot and sweaty; On the other hand, Hong Kong was sunset in the jungle.
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  • Temple is quite high. You can climb on most levels. The color of the bricks unlike the rocks that might of the local temple are built from is quite interesting. The sun brings out the color of the bricks during the day. We went mid day so didn't get to see the sunrise or sunset, but one of the first things I said when I got to the top was to see at least one.
  • A shot taken from the opposite side of the road in black and white, late afternoon works well. Good to have some people climbing about for size perspective. Save some sweat, let the others do the climbing. For in-depth info on temple sites in Cambodia, check my travel blog: megaworldasia dot com - S.E.Asia's off the beaten track specialist
  • Definitely worth a visit. It can get busy here but if youre lucky it will be quiet
  • Very different from other temples in the area, lots of bricks and unique architectural elements. The surrounding jungle makes for a great contrast for your photos. The lion statues are majestic. At least one of the towers, and parts of the surrounding walls, are leaning precariously adding to the uniqueness.
  • A great temple to visit at sunset but don't follow the crowd and sit on the very top. There is nothing to see except the sun dipping behind some trees, rather sit on the rocks to the right as you come in the first entrance. This way you skip the crowd and have a beautiful temple in the foreground of your sunset shot
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