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“An ancient crematorium?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pre Rup

Pre Rup
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Private Temples and Lake Explorer from Siem Reap
Ranked #27 of 179 things to do in Siem Reap
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Dana Point, California
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“An ancient crematorium?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Well, that's what it was thought of as Pre Rup means "Turning of the Body". Near Angkor Thom, you won't spend a lot of time here but this gorgeous temple dedicated to Shiva is worth seeing. Especially the lotus shaped towers. You won't regret making the stop.

Visited May 2014
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“Climb to the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was one of my favorites in Siem Reap. Our hike to the top was rewarded with great panoramic views of the countryside in a relatively quiet and tourist-free setting. I really enjoyed sitting on the edge of the platform at the top and staring out at the surrounding forest. It's a perfect opportunity for one of those "sitting-on-top-of-a-Cambodian-temple-side-profile-staring-out-and-looking-thoughtful" photos. If you don't like the stairs then this may not be the best one for you. We visited here in the afternoon, after stops at Banteay Srei and Eastern Mebon.

Visited July 2014
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Stratford upon Avon, England
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“A good climb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

A small site in comparison with it's more famous neighbours but well worth a visit. a steep climb up to the top but a great view of the temple and its surroundings

Visited June 2014
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“Well worth the climb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is part of the East Baray temples. You have to take a right after Bantea Kdei and Sra Srang to reach this place. It is a massive multi layered structure. Within the enclosure, there are quite a few small buildings apart from the main pyramid. These buildings are of not much interest as most of them have plain brick facades.
Unless you suffer from vertigo or altophobia or have bad knees, do climb up. The views from the top on all four sides are spectacular. This is the tallest structure in the area and thus you can see the countryside for quite a distance.
There are 5 small temples on the top of the pyramid.
What's interesting is that one of the temples was of Uma, Shiva's consort and another of Laxmi, Vishnu's consort. The outer walls of the temples are nicely decorated and soem of the temples still have the original carved statues. You can still see Brahmi and Varahi.

Visited July 2014
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“What a hike!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

It was fun especially if you're adventurous and you like to climb and endure some steep steps before reaching a great view :) It was a bit tiring but worth it! The carvings were pretty and intricate as well. Great trip!

Visited July 2014
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