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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  • You must stay here not too long. In the course of the Grand Tour is this plant the first station and impressed - but is the best yet in front of one. Therefore a short passage is fully sufficient.
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  • Originally the Kingdom of Wang Rozhen Man, this is the royal cremation, called the Transformation Tower is the Cambodian king believed that the sovereign God, the death will become God, two side with smoke chimneys-like tower of ashes
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  • The climb is steep. However, please use the wooden staircase at one of the side. We didnt know there is a wooden staircase and had to climb up on all fours due to the steepness of the stairs leading u...  more »
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  • the stunning magnificent of great temple, a bit challenging to climb up steep stairs, hence choose the right direction to climb up/ down. very impressive scenery view from the top platform. it's located exactly near the main street, definitely worth for visiting
  • So glad i biked the extra couple kilometers and made it to Prae Roup, was very worth it. Beautiful Temple and it is definately worth it to scale the steep steps to the top (don't worry...i did a little of the thought of going back down the same way I came up!!) But luckily i was watching other people and notices a stairway with a hand rail to go back down. The views are amazing from the top and it ia2 quite a feeling of accomplishment! Great for friends....not sure how safe to have small kids go up...their are no railing at the top, but awesome place for adults. Be careful none-the-less but take plenty of great pictures!
  • Back then in old age where you can see the color of this temple keeps changing from day to day n that's how this temple is named after. Wishing there's a turning time back machine where one n its me witness such miracle. A good spot for sunset too if you find Phnom Bakheng is too crowded.
  • 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.
  • Great experience, much different than Angkor Wat. I would suggest coming to see it.
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