Pre Rup

Pre Rup, Siem Reap

Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Jan. 2020
King Rajendravarman II built "Pre Rup" in the 10th century, as his state-temple, and dedicated it to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hinduism - "the one who creates, protects and transforms the universe". This temple-mountain has beautifully carved false doors on its upper level, offering fantastic views of the "Angkor Archaeological Park". It is also believed that "Pre Rup" may have been used as a funerary temple, as its name - "Pre Rup" - recalls (in the Khmer language) some of the hinduism's rituals of cremation. It is best seen on early mornings or at sunsets and you can easily combine its visit with the nearby breathtaking temples of "Ta Prohm" and "Banteay Kdei", as well as of next door "Srah Srang", the large pool and terrace of the "Royal Baths" of the Khmer Court. Enjoy!
Written 31 October 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada3,896 contributions
Dec. 2019
We hired a guide months before actually arriving in Siem Reap and WOW did it pay off. Plus it was a great price for just the 2 of us to be gone 10+ hours.

We arrived late morning. There were not a lot of people there. We spent about 45mins there and went up to the top to enjoy the views.

Pre Rup is a bit different than the rest. Pre Rup is a Hindu temple. Built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman. This temple mountain is combined brick, laterite and sandstone.

Mr. Khemarin was the prefect guide for us. He was so knowledgeable and shared stories of life in Cambodia. Also, he was a great photographer! So creative!

Don't forget to have your shoulders and knees covered!
Written 20 May 2020
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Chris T
London, Canada51 contributions
Jan. 2020
Although this temple is not one of the most popular it is wonderful for taking photos. It's less crowded and you can get amazing views from the top.
Written 17 April 2020
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK854 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We did the 2 day tour using the 1 day pass as this was the offer at the time. On day 1 we did some of the smaller temples including Pre Rup and it was very architecturally pleasing and great to see. There were much less tourists than Angkor Wat which meant we could walk around freely for ourselves and take any pictures we wanted without any trouble. A great little temple to slot into your itinerary.
Written 8 March 2020
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Tony M
Cornwall, England296 contributions
Feb. 2020
Having visted the bigger building on day 1 we visited smaller temples on day 2. This included Pre Rup. A lot less crowded than the more famous sites and a lot smaller. Nice views from on top of the temple and can be used for sunrise or sunset visits. Worth a visit as included with your ticket to see the other major sites.
Written 29 February 2020
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Helene G
Iroquois, Canada139 contributions
Feb. 2020
Not the nicest of the many ruins in Siem Reap, we went there to see the sunset, which unfortunately was not very nice, Had to climb about 59 steep steps to get the view.
Written 23 February 2020
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pip112017
Manchester, UK111 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Came here for the sunset, was a stunning temple with insane views of the jungle, but probably better places to watch the sunset. Gets extremely busy. Get there at least 1:30hr earlier than the sunset. Make sure you get your grab to wait for you outside, no service and extremely had to find a rogue tuk-tuk driver there! SIDE NOTE - all the temples are extremely spaced out, you will be not be able to walk. Hire a tuk-tuk to take you around all day.
Written 15 February 2020
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Beth
Bristol, UK860 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
As it was first in our tour we enjoyed learning about the history of Cambodia and how they built their temples. Fair few steps here as they were competing with nearby hills, fairly unsteady, slippery steps too!! Dress modestly, wear suncream and bring plenty of water.
Written 13 February 2020
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Raga
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Jan. 2020
We went after we collected the 3 day pass. We have reached the Pre rup around 5 15 pm. It was overcrowded and we didn't find anything spectacular or fascinating. I went around the temple and took photos from top as well as from the ground level.
Written 4 February 2020
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Vivek G
Pune, India146 contributions
Dec. 2019
Most people stay on top of Pre Rup structure to view the sunset and we started out doing the same but then realized the sunset is not quite spectacular because its simply over the trees and landscape. Instead we went down again and captured beautiful silhouettes of Pre Rup from ground level against the setting sun. Try both options.
Written 3 February 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
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