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Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, Udon Thani

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4.4/5 based on 70 reviews on the web
Phu Phra Bat is a historical park in Ban Phue District, Udon Thani Province, Thailand. The park's distinguishing feature is its unusual rock formations around which religious shrines have been constructed. Some formations also feature prehistoric rock paintings.The park was established by the Fine Arts Department of Thailand in 1991.GeographyPhu Phra Bat is located in the western zone of the Phu Phan Mountains between Udon Thani and Nong Khai, at a distance of about from each city. The park's area is 1200acre and is entirely within the Phu Phra Bat Buabok Forest Park.Rock formationsThe unusual rock formations in the park include spires, massive boulders and balanced rocks and form the backdrop for the prehistoric art and religious shrines created there. The geological origins of these rocks are thought to be from under-sea erosion that occurred fifteen million years ago.Prehistoric artPrehistoric art paintings on the rocks can best be seen where some rocks have formed a natural shelter. Others have faded considerably. The formations named Tham Wua and Tham Khon are particularly good examples; in the former oxen are depicted, the latter has human figures. The park's rock paintings are believed to date from 6,000 years ago.MythologyPhu Phra Bat's rock formations are the setting for a local legend about a king, his daughter and her suitor. The park's most striking rock formation, Hor Nang Usa, is where the overprotective king forced his beautiful daughter to live. Despite her confinement, she was able to get a message out to her suitor prince and the two were married in defiance of her father.
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  • I've visited this spot on three occasions. I like to take visitors to Udon Thani to see this place. There is the house on top of the rock that has a Rapunzel like legend attached and a cave that was o...  read more »
  • Phu Prabhat isn't accessible by public transport from Udon Thani - I hired a motorbike and it took me approximately 90 minutes to get there. The rock formations are interesting and you can take a plea...  read more »
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  • The people of Thailand attractions not to be missed, there should be time for the visit, and it is recommended that a joint visit with officials to explain the history of each place with delicious food at a morning and afternoon 15.00 6.00-9.00 or more-18.00 pm dude would take a minimum of 3 hours. Visit
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  • Pretty nguam chao but each point is very far away from here, I got Wen ayachao.
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  • Very nice place, with beautiful rock formation
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