Located at northeast of Srah Srang, Pre Rup is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built as the state temple of Khmer King Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962.

Pre Rup a temple mountain

Khmer Ruins Mini Angkor Wat

It is a temple mountain of combined brick, late-rite and sandstone construction.

The temple’s name is a comparatively modern one meaning “turn the body”. This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple, with the ashes of the body being ritually rotated in different directions as the service progressed.

Pre Rup is roughly square in plan. A three tiered platform is enclosed within two concentric walls. Between the two walls on the east side are two groups of three towers.

Inside the second wall, and all around the first tier, there are long halls that were probably for use by pilgrims. Pre Rup is favorite spot for viewing the sun set into the jungles and rice paddies of the Cambodia countryside.