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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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  • Caused by water erosion, wind, rain-swept boulders made the unusual shaped backpacks. Similar towers, where local people have improved, there is a story based on a home.
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  • I went to see Lotus Lake, to be honest, I went to. Say the ruins? Rock formations called? Impressed with the size scale of the myth. Also become a world heritage site, as far as I've seen of a matter of time I think. Everyone was impressed, but this time we went sightseeing at about 30. You can see slowly, tourists are still few. Takes about an hour and a half in a large bus from Udon Thani, but I recommend.
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  • This place is so beautiful and is worth a visit. It is about 60kms out of udon 100 Bart to get in. It gets hot so you need to take water with you all get there before you go walking.  more »
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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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