Pre Rup

Angkor, Cambodia
dedicated in 961/962

The state temple of Rajendravarman (944-968) is similar in plan (quincunx) and dimensions (roughly 400' x 400') to East Mebon, except of course there is no water. The temple's name is pronounced "PRY ROOP" ("OO" as in "loop"). This is a photo of the west face of the temple. The outer enclosure wall is constructed of laterite, with contrasting sandstone used for the windows and gate. Beyond the enclosure, a high central platform supports the five brick towers.