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 and Cambodia Uncovered

    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • The Garden Houses of Hue

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    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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  • The imperial tombs of Hue

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

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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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