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Pre Rup Temple, 11th Century Angkor ruin for sunrise

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Pre Rup temple after sunrise

Pre Rup temple after sunrise

Pre Rup Temple is an alternative to the very popular Angkor Wat for sunrise.  In fact, climb the stairs to the top of the temple for a memorable sunrise.  On this particular day, the cloud cover was heavy so the sunrise was not as spectacular as it can be when it strikes the red sandstone, laterite and brick of Pre Rup.  An added bonus in visiting here is that there aren’t hundreds of people as there can be at Angkor Wat.  This morning, there was our small group and three others visitors.

Another thing.  Pre Rup is a very compact temple that is easy to access.  Angkor Wat is huge and sometimes loses intimacy, especially at sunrise when there are crowds of people trying to share the same expericience.

Photos taken with a Leica M8 and Summicron 35mm f/2 lens.

Looking down from Pre Rup

Looking down from Pre Rup

Two tourists climbing the stairs

Two tourists climbing the stairs

Different perspective

Different perspective

Central tower

Central tower

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Written by leolaksi

May 31, 2009 at 6:38 am

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  1. Fascinating pictures.
    From your pictures I see what you mean by Pre Rup being a ‘compact temple’

    Amitabh

    June 5, 2009 at 3:53 pm


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