Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung), Chaloem Phra Kiat

Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung), a Khmer temple complex built in the 10th century, contains largely intact ruins built on the rim of an extinct volcano. When you go, first walk the long processional walkway leading to the main temple, but also look for a pavilion on the right of the walkway where the king once prepared for ceremonies. Once inside the pink sandstone sanctuary, you can admire carvings of Hindu gods and scene depictions from Ramayana. Explore the two libraries as well, where sacred Hindu texts are housed. Arrange your visit to Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chaloem Phra Kiat using our Chaloem Phra Kiat trip builder tool .
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  • Beautiful room temple built on an "old" volcano. Little climbing and climbing stairs, but is worth it. This temple is visited mainly by Thai people. It is a small reflection of angor wat. Entrance 100 bat
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  • The complex on top of Phanom Rung hill is set in a scenic environment with views of the rural area in all directions. On the car park you will find food and drink stalls as well as a number of souveni...  more »
  • Amazingly atmospheric, this place has been beautifully restored over 17 years by Thailand's Department of Fine Arts. They finished in 1988 and did a great job. The long approach is to me the most dram...  more »
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  • One of the most amazing temples in Thailand in terms of historical aspects. Not too many people around, especially during the evening/sunset time, so you will get a chance to take pictures without anybody else in it. Located on a hill, it gives you impressive views of the surrounding province. Many small souvenir shops which give you a chance to buy some items at really low prices. You will find the very same items on Phuket and other tourist areas, just at 4-5x the price. So next time you make a "good deal" on Phuket, think again.
  • Gorgeous Khmer temple with a stunning scenic landscape around. Location is about 1500 feet altitude hence the weather is really fresh and pleasant comparing to ground level.
  • Historic place. Less touristy so less people. Enjoyed it. Scenic and peaceful.
  • Hidden on the top of an old volcano, it's worth the time to get there if you're having a trip in Isan. Go there around 6.30 to have beautiful sunrise or in the evening for the sunset.
  • Nice place to visit, fairly cheap. Good to spend couple of hours, reccomended also the near park Mueang Tang

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