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Prang Ku Suan Taeng :

Buri Ram Travel Guide : Prang Ku Suan Taeng
        Buri Ram is also known as the City of Pleasantness. It is one of the largest and most populated provinces of northeastern Thailand, and it is approximately 410 kilometers from Bangkok. The Province is also home to many historical ruins and sites, which are worth exploring if you want to learn more about Thailand's rich history. More....


 

Prasat Hin Muang Tam :

Buri Ram Travel Guide : Prasat Hin Muang Tam
        Prasat Hin Muang Tam is just 8 kilometers from the famous Prasat Phanom Rung Historical Park. This temple can be accessed via a concrete road that runs through scenic and beautiful paddy fields. Prasat Hin Muang Tam is just 8 kilometers from the famous Prasat Phanom Rung Historical Park. This temple can be accessed via a concrete road that runs through scenic and beautiful paddy fields. More....

 



 
 



Buri Ram Travel Guide :

Phanom Rung Historical Park 

      Buri Ram is one of the largest and most populated provinces in Isan, northeastern region of Thailand. It is also known as City of Pleasantness and is around 410 kilometers from Bangkok. There are many attractions to keep visitors busy but one of the most popular sites is the Phanom Rung Historical Park situated on top of the Pranom Rung Mount, especially with history and archaeological buffs.

 

      Phanom Rung Historical Park is located between two districts, namely Nang Rong and Prakhon Chai. As mentioned earlier, this wonderful site sits on the peak of a mountain. Phanom Rung Historical Park is basically a enclosed place with door frames and walls having carved designs of Lop Buri style along with Khmer influence.

      It is believed that Phanom Rung Historical Park was originally built as an idol temple as per the Brahmanic beliefs. Visitors who enter the castle can see a throne built in the 12 century A.D. However, what is really awe-inspiring in the castle is the main prang or pagoda which has vibrant stone carvings. The carvings can be found in nearly the entire temple. Many lintels and pediments of the castle show scenes from the Hindu holy scriptures of Puranas and Ramayana.

      The castle is made up of 13 parts. The first part is the stairway which starts from the car park. At the end of the stairway is a pavilion. The end part is a flat pathway with columns on either side. This pathway leads to the Naga Bridge. Next, there are 52 steps in total that take you to the top of the hill and connects to the bridge which joins the main tower of the castle.

      The second level Naga Bridge, boundary galley and third level Naga Bridge are situated just before the main building. The main tower of the castle is constructed from pink sandstone and is around 23 meters in height and 9.2 meters in width. Right in the center of the building is a Shiva Lingam, which is considered to be one of the most religious objects from Hinduism. Right in front of the main tower are two buildings constructed from laterite which are used as libraries.

      The entrance fee to see this magnificent structure is 40 Baht for foreigners and 20 Baht for locals.

Buri Ram Travel Guide : Phanom Rung Historical Park

 

 

 

 

 
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