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

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Ruin Religious Site
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. Make Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung) a part of your Chaloem Phra Kiat vacation plans using our Chaloem Phra Kiat tour planner.
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  • The setting of Phanom Rung is very scenic, with views of the countryside all around. The site is probably the most visited Khmer monument in Thailand. If you want it quieter and cooler, try to arrive ...  more »
  • When you come to Buriram, this is one place where you should come. The highlight is there is the duration of time that you can see the sun rise or fall pass the 15 doors of this building. For informat...  more »
  • Beautifully preserved and restored, Phnom Rung is the pride of Buriram. we visited in the middle of the day...11.30, hired a car from Buriram (THB2000 for the day). It was mid-April and very hot, not ...  more »
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  • Get here early to see the sunrise. It's quite spectacular. If you go during the rainy season, it's relatively easy to avoid tourists if you arrive before 10AM... Dry season is probably another story.
  • A must to see! Historical castle is very well maintained and very beautiful to explore. There are quite some stairs, be careful if you go with elderly.
  • Great place to visit while in Thailand. Very well kept up and a great place to experience what it was like many years ago.
  • Superb temple. Quiet and beautiful scenery
  • Beautiful ancient ruins.. a bit of a climb but definitely worth it. Don't forget to rake your camera and a bottle of water with you. They charge 20 baht entry fees for locals and 150 baht for foreigners.