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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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Amazing, wonderful! Beautiful carvings and awesome temples in a peaceful environment! We were there at corona times, so it was even more quite and free from tourists so we can make perfect photos. It has higher terraces and it's really worth the effort to get to the top. From there, the scenery is breathtaking! If you are visiting Angkor it's a must!!! Thank you for this amazing experience!

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