Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Sunrise at Pre Rup Temple

Experience the magical atmosphere of sunrise at an ancient temple - without the crowds to be found at Angkor Wat.

Though much less famous than sunrise at Angkor Wat, this promises to be no less beautiful - and certainly much less crowded. You're sure to enjoy watching the dawn break around this pyramid-shaped temple surrounded by a sea of rice fields all the more for being far away from the crowds.

Pre Rup was built by King Rajendravarman in the middle of the 10th century and consists of three tiers carrying five lotus towers. Pre Rup means 'turning the body' and refers to a traditional method of cremation: this suggests that the temple may have served as an early royal crematorium.

Sunrise at Pre Rup Temple

located in Siem Reap

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • Experience the glorious and contrasting cultural and scenic highlights of Indochina on our two-week journey through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

    Indochina Encompassed

    One of the great pleasures of a tour that combines all three of the Indochina nations is the remarkable contrasts of culture, cuisine, scenery and atmosphere that reveal themselves as your journey progresses.

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    Experience the glorious and contrasting cultural and scenic highlights of Indochina on our two-week journey through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

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    Hoi An old town

    For those with a love of architecture there are few better places in Asia than Hoi An, once Vietnam's most important port town.

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  • The imperial tombs of Hue

    The imperial tombs of Hue

    Explore the remarkable tombs of Hue's Nguyen Dynasty: fine architecture in a glorious natural setting.

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  • Sophie's art tour

    Sophie's art tour

    Get to grips with Vietnamese culture through the lens of its art on a tour of Ho Chi Minh City with ex-pat resident and art expert Sophie Hughes.

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