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Pre Rup

Date of Construction:
Late 10th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Patron or King:
Rajendravarman II
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
Pre Rup
Location of Entrance:
East side
Duration of Visit:
30 minutes
Time to Visit:
Photography Notes:
Faces east
13d26'05N  103d55'13E

Architecturally and artistically superior temple-mountain. Beautifully carved false doors on upper level, as well as an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Richly detailed, well-preserved carvings, particularly on the lintels. Traditionally believed to be a funerary temple, but in fact the state temple of Rajendravarman II. Historically important in that it was the second temple built after the Khmer capital was returned to Angkor after a period of political upheaval when the capital had been moved to Koh Ker. The artistically similar East Mebon was the first to be constructed after the return to Angkor, less than a decade earlier..

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