PRE RUP

14 km from Siem Reap
Pre rup was build in the 10th century during the reign of king Rajendravarman II. The temple site is located between the Bat Chum temple and the East Barray Temple. Until the 20th century Pre Rup was totally covered in the jungle and covered with soil. In 1930 the site was excavated by two French conservators.

What to do and see at Angkor Thom?

Pre Rup has six towers located both sides of the Eastern gate, which gives entrance to the site. It has a number of galleries and each temple has impressive and well preserved inscriptions.

The architecture of Pre Rup is similar to that of the East Mebon, which was also build by king Rajendravarman II. It’s a huge site and during the early morning hours and in the late afternoon,  the reflection of the sun, gives it a nice glow due to the sand stones. This makes it a great site for taking photos and videos. 

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How to get to Angkor Thom?

Pre Rup is located inside the Angkor Archaeological Park and the best way to visit this site is by joining a tour. If want to visit the site on you own, you may want to hire a tuktuk driver who can act as a guide.

It’s also possible to rent a motorbike, electric bike or bicycle. There are many shops in Siem Reap where you can rent them and the road to Pre Rup is easy to find and follow.

How much will it cost?

To visit any temple inside the Angkor Archaeological Park you need to purchase an Angkor Pass. It allows you entrance to many temples and monuments in and outside the AAngkor Archaeological Park.

You can buy an Angkor Pass for 1 day ($37), three days ($62) or 7 days ($72).  You can buy the Angkor Pass At the Angkor Pass Ticket Counters and need to bring a photo.

What you should do!

Reserve enough time to visit the Pre Rup temple and leave early morning so you can enjoy the beauty of the sun coloring the red sand stones. Don’t forget to bring your camera and your sunglasses!

What you should NOT do!

If you’re planning to combine Pre Rup with other temple sites, choose some of the nearby sites, like Bat Chum, East Mekon or East Barray. If you try to combine Pre Rup with bigger sites, like Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom, you may find yourself pressed by time.

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