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

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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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  • August 4, 2017
    Despite having been in Siem Reap, I continues to impress this magnificent Khmer Temple from the 10th century - 12th dC. Very different from the Buddhist temples that exist throughout the country, is worth visiting it. The great advantage is that gets very few visitors and you can almost just walk through the ruins.
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  • July 13, 2017
    Well worth the long road and trek . Seeing is believing and wandering how they built the structure back then. No unions or building rules would have helped no doubt. You could spend days exploring and...  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    Plenty of car parking, market stalls and small cafes to prepare for this adventure. Ladies there is a strict dress code and shoulders and knees should be covered due to the religious significance of t...  more »
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  • September 3, 2017
    Beautiful old temple. A bit of a drive from Surin or Buriram but well worth a day trip.
  • August 8, 2017
    prasat phanom rung was built during the reign of the khmer king jajavarman. at the time built these ancient temple sites being built as hindu temple later on changed to a buddhist temple site. praset phanom rung appears in the flag of the province of buriram - the people here are very proud of their history. please behave respectful when visiting this beautiful ancient temple site and cover your shoulders and knees. i recommend to go their early morning hours to avoid crowds. entrance fee: 100 baht.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • August 27, 2017
    Lovely and peacefull historical park. Well worth a visit.
  • March 2, 2017
    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.

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