Preah Pithu Group
These ruins still show clear signs of their once bold magnificence, with knotted trees and surrounded by the sound of cicadas – there is a mystique about this place that will take you back in time.
If you are into photography – the Preah Pithu Group can be a picturesque paradise, where you will be able to snap some striking shots that are sitting among the backdrop of a natural forest setting of Angkor Thom Archaeology Park.
The Preah Pithu Group is a cluster of five small temples that are located in a peaceful setting with picturesque, decaying beauty; and because they are off the normal tourist track – there are usually not many visitors.
These group of temple were believed to be built between the 12th- 14th century, however because records have disappeared over the years, their original construction and purpose still remain a mystery.
They obviously held great significance to the rulers who erected these buildings, by the sheer fact of their location in Angkor Thom Archaeology Park.
By the formation of their layout, it has been suggested that they may have once been a place for visitors and dignitaries to stay when visiting the Angkor capital…but this is only pure speculation.
However, these forgotten ruins make the imagination wonder and mind settle, while you are able to absorb the energy of the surroundings of the natural forest around you.
It is well worth a wander through The Preah Pithu Group and you’ll receive the advantage of having the place pretty much to yourself.
There is a gentle calmness and peace being among these ruins…which you feel throughout your entire body.
TIP: Don’t forget the bug spray.
You may also be interested in reading our articles The 10 Best Temples In Siem Reap to plan your Temple Tour; or Purchasing Your Temple Tickets to give you great information about what is on offer here.