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Pre Rup Temple, Siem Reap

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    Pre Rup Temple was one of my recommendation for your 30 minutes to 1 hour destination visit in Siem Reap Travel Escape.

    It was built around 10th Century and Pre Rup was a huge temple constructed by bricks instead of sandstones.

    Pre Rup Temple Discovery Team

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    It was pretty hot in the afternoon but we chose to climb to the top of Pre Rup temple after Prasat Kravan Thom visit 😀

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    We are almost reaching to the top of Central Tower in Pre Rup and I was amazed by their carving based on the brick 😀

    The tour guide explains lots of story based on the Pre Rup carving but I barely remember any…whoops 🙂

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    If you are into photography shot, I would recommend you to visit anytime of the day but not afternoon as Pre Rup structure benefits from the natural shadow created by sunlight 😀

    Another point was there’s no tree for your shade in Pre Rup, so prepare your umbrella and sun block if you plan to go in the afternoon.

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    Left view on the upper terrace of Central Tower of Pre Rup, I guess this temple needs some Conservation Angkor ‘CA’ brick here 🙂

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    For your knowledge, Pre Rup means ‘turning the body’ and this temple has the area to hold cremation process which you saw it in this picture 🙂

    Archeologists believe that this long stone container at the base of the main eastern stairs of the temple was used in funerals.

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    View from the upper terrace of Pre Rup Central Tower to the temple main entrance 😀

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