Pre Rup, Cambodia - Temple, Carvings, Monastery

Monastery, Scenic, Temple

A huge temple-mountain, it contains well- conserved carvings of fine detail. This architecturally and attractively excellent temple is situated just south of the East Baray, and is similar in construction to the East Mebon which was built a few years earlier. The false doors on the upper level are of especially outstanding quality. It had been believed that Pre Rup was a mortuary temple, but it was in fact King Rajendravarman II’s state temple, and was the second temple to be constructed at Angkor after the capital was returned from Koh Ker. Climbing to the top of the temple affords a far-reaching view of the neighbouring countryside jungle and rice paddies.


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