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Pre Rup Temple

Consecrated in 961, this temple is best visited at sunset when the surrounding rice fields are lit up by the setting sun. Located to the south of the East Mebon, it has a pyramidal base, five huge brick sanctuaries at ground floor, twelve sanctuaries on the second level of the pyramid and five towers at the top floor. Do not miss the devatas of the south-west sanctuary.

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Preah Khan Temple

In the late 12th century (the main divinity of the Temple was dedicated in 1191), Preah Khan (or “Sacred Sword”) was a considerable city as well as a Buddhist university. Today, it is a temple that invites visitors to meander slowly through and admire the architecture, decoration, the famous Hall of Dancers and, of course, the giant “fromagers”.

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Preah Ko Temple

Dedicated on 25 January 880 by King Indravarman I to his ancestors, the temple also called Holy Bull, features particularly refined stucco work on its brick walls.

Elegant brick temple, it consists of six towers on a single base. Shiva was the main divinity worshiped at Preah Ko.

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Preah Palilay Temple

Located inside Angkor Thom, Preah Palilay is often overlooked by many visitors. However, the unique structure, the surrounding thick jungle, 7-headed nagas, and headless guards create an eerie-feel and a must-see temple.

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Preah Pithu Temple

Five small temples set in a quiet area opposite the Terrace of the Leper King. Most of the construction seems to be from the 12th century but one of the temple is Buddhist and may date from the 14th century or even the 16th century.

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Prei Monti Temple

It is a group of three brick towers situated 2 km south of the temple-pyramid Bakong in the zone of Roluos. It is possible that this group was in the domain of the first capital Hariharalaya.

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Royal Palace

The Royal Palace compound is delimited by a 600-meter long, 250 meters wide laterite wall, delimits the Royal Palace compound. Many Kings have modified it during 600 years.

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Sras Srang

Royal Bath modeled around the year 1200 by Jayavarman VII. During the dry season, you can see the remains of an ancient temple in the center of this reservoir, like the Mebon in the center of the Baray. Good place to relax and walk around.

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Suor Prat Temple

Built in laterite, these twelve small towers are situated at the edge of the Royal palace. For scholars, they were sanctuaries or reception hall. According to Chinese diplomat, Zhou Daguan (13th century), they were once the seat of arbitration for conflicts handed over the celestial judgment.

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