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:

  • This tour takes in the highlights of two fascinating countries whose histories have intertwined throughout the centuries.

    Vietnam & Cambodia Uncovered (21st February 2018)

    Our 14-day exploration of Vietnam and Cambodia picks out the highlights of these two contrasting but equally fascinating and beautiful destinations, tracing the common bonds that link them together to form such a remarkable pair.

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    This tour takes in the highlights of two fascinating countries whose histories have intertwined throughout the centuries.

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

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  • 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.

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