Golden Hour At Pre Rup

Bakheng is the most popular spot for sunset viewing in Angkor. And natuarally the most crowded. So we chose Pre Rup instead. The relatively quieter state temple of the 9th century Khmer king Rajendravarman II.

There couldn’t have been a more fitting finale to our four day visit than to watch the sun slip quietly behind the horizon from the top of this second oldest temple in the Angkor complex. The ochre of its ancient laterite and brick, made all the more radiant and mysterious by the warm glow of late evening light.Pre Rup, Siem ReapHere are more images from that evening and of the sunset that followed. The spires you see in the horizon, just below the sun in the sunset shots, are those of Angkor Wat!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

97 thoughts on “Golden Hour At Pre Rup

  1. Another unique fact about sunset watching at this ancient temple is the volume of people who turn up. It would seem as if every tourist that is in Siem Reap goes to watch sunset at Phnom Bakheng. When we went there, maybe more than 1000 people turned up.

  2. Amazing work and commendable indeed.. sorry, I am a bit late on comment as I was busy..great luck..

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