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Pre Rup
Pre Rup

Pre Rup

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Angkor Archaeological Park, Krong Siem Reap 17000, Cambodia
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The best temple for sunset. When the sun hits it just before it sets, the temple glows in a beautiful orange. Get here around 5pm if you are already in the complex, if you are just ... Read more
visiting for sunset, make sure you are here by 5:30 at the latest, and stand in front of the temple to get a great shot.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Built in the 10th century, this massive temple is notable for its strong reddish tone (best seen in the early morning or late afternoon), pyramid-like structures and intricate carvings.

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Klang, Malaysia

That day we are not going up the hills because raining, the tourist guide said we have to walk about twenty minutes to view the beautiful sunset and view of Angkor Wat from Pre Rub Temple. Anyway, may be next time we will visit again.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Older than Angkor Wat and less visited / popular. It isn't as impressive as the more famous sights but the construction and materials differ vs. the typical sandstone. If you haven't seen stuccoed brick at any of the places you have visited, this is a good one to visit that isn't too far from the most popular temples.

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Singapore, Singapore

A popular place in the outskirts of town for catching the sunset. But it's a good 10-minute climb up a steep flight of steps before you're rewarded with a view of the surrounding countryside. Not a 'must do' in my opinion but as a stopover after visiting Bantey Srei, it's not bad.

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Sydney, Australia
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A ‘temple mountain’ like Angkor Wat (some historians debate this classification, but honestly, who cares?), Pre Rup is one of the most satisfying tower-style temples in the Angkor complex, and one of the better sites for sunrise in the sacred city. It may not be as iconic as Angkor Wat, but it’s also going to be FAR less crowded.

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Shanghai

While one of the "lesser" temples near Angkor Wat, this one is worth a visit because it's beautiful and different from the others in it's use of brick as part of the construction. Nice climb up to the top to admire the views as well.

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The best temple for sunset. When the sun hits it just before it sets, the temple glows in a beautiful orange. Get here around 5pm if you are already in the complex, if you are just visiting for sunset, make sure you are here by 5:30 at the latest, and stand in front of the temple to get a great shot.

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Jakarta, Indonesia

When I asked my guide to stop the car and see this temple, his reaction was 'this temple was not important'. I did stop and went into the temple anyway and was glad with my decision. Built around 900 AD, this is a Hindu temple vs Hindu-turned- Buddha temples at Angkor Wat complex. As it is 'not popular', you don't see many people there. It was made of bricks and standstones which made it unique and different than the rest of temples in the area.

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Shanghai, China

比粒寺. enjoyed sunset there. has an 8 armed Vishnu.

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Battambang

khmer in cambodia like angkor,

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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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