We visited Pre Rup on our way back to our hotel after visiting Banteay Srei. Although it took about 40 minutes drive by tuk tuk, we enjoyed the scenic drive through the countryside and were glad we took the time to visit this temple.
Built in 961 this ancient temple is worth a visit. The most striking features that remain today are the three huge stone towers. Walking around the base of the remains of the site are impressive. There are several steep wooden staircases leading up to the top, however given the increasing heat we only ventured up one set of stairs on the side, the shorter of the staircases. There is still a lot to see from the ground if you don't want to climb up. It doesn't appear to have undergone extensive renovations like other temples which we felt in some ways added to the character. We visited for about half an hour which was enough for us before heat got too much. There is no shade and advise bringing lots of water as only place to buy water was from one street vendor outside.
Entrance to this temple was included in the Angkor Pass. To visit any of the Angkor Wat temples you need to have an Angkor Pass, available in 1, 3 or 7 day passes. This gives you access to the temples for any of those number of days in a given week, or month if you have a 7 day pass, they don't have to be used on consecutive days. We went with a 3 day pass for $40. When you go to the main entrance to get your pass your photo is taken and printed on the pass, which you must present on each visit to a temple.
Would recommend a visit even though it is a little way out. The drive out there is part of its charm and you can include with a tour of other temples in the area.
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