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Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, Udon Thani

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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 does not want to come here, because it was on the tour. We always stay at the discount without prior knowledge and expectation. But is surprisingly tough and it was very hot. We have both sunglasses and hat, was right. Don't forget your water! At the entrance to water is sold at 10 baht.
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  • Route can divide into 3 according to your stamina. If you are weak, go for sight with number 1 till 10 and 18. A little bit of extra stamina need (up to the top of the park) for 1 till 18, only this w...  more »
  • Historic site, beautiful rock formation and fun to hiking, paths are clearly marked with signs so easy to follow!
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  • Absolute tranquility. Very nice go to the late Zainal. Go meditation is also on the more or less straight routes. The rocks are odd. Many small streams that flow over the rocks. The forest is also shadow. Note on some particular trees are signs such as the Botanical Garden. Entrance is located at 100 bat.
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  • Absolutely worth seeing!
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  • Like the legendary Mrs. Andrew Alcazar
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  • The trip came from Sukhothai, lol.
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