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Sunset at Temple Mountain Pre Rup

Watching the sun rise and set seems to be one of the tick box activities in Cambodia. We had already seen the sun at both times in Angkor Wat yesterday and here we were at Pre Rup, a temple mountain, waiting to catch the last rays of this day. So were many other tourists too.

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Pre Rup was built from brick, laterite and sandstone, with extensive use of the former two giving it a pleasing reddish tone that was heightened by the sunlight during visit at the end of the day.

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It was a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, with a name that's comparatively modern, 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. More photos below.

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