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 (15th November 2018)

    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.

Other suggested Art & architecture

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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