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

Read more >

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

  • This tour in October introduces you to the best destinations in two contrasting and fascinating countries.

    Vietnam & Cambodia Uncovered (29th October 2018)

    Our October departure of this tour, just after the green season, guarantees lush countryside and healthy rivers. This 14 day tour takes you on discovery through these two contrasting and enticing countries.

    Read more >

    This tour in October introduces you to the best destinations in two contrasting and fascinating countries.

Other suggested Art & architecture

View more >
  • Garden houses of Hue

    Garden houses of Hue

    Learn to appreciate the harmonious blend of home and nature in traditional Vietnamese architecture at the delightful Garden Houses of Hue.

    Read more >

  • Laos weaving & textiles workshop

    Laos weaving & textiles workshop

    Pay a visit to the excellent Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Centre to learn traditional textile techniques in a lovely setting by the Mekong River.

    Read more >

  • Hoi An old town

    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.

    Read more >

  • Hue's imperial tombs

    Hue's imperial tombs

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

    Read more >

  • Insider Experience: Sophie's art tour

    Insider Experience: Sophie's art tour

    Get to grips with Vietnamese culture through its art on a tour of Ho Chi Minh City with an expert "Insider", Sophie Hughes.

    Read more >

  • Tethered balloon sunrise over Angkor

    Tethered balloon sunrise over Angkor

    Witness the glories of Angkor from a unique perspective with a bird's-eye view of sunrise over the temples.

    Read more >