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Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung)

Address: Moo 2, | Ta Pek, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Thailand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historical park contains some of the country's most extensive Khmer ruins.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historical park contains some of the country's most extensive Khmer ruins.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you do not have the opportunity to visit Angkor Wat Historical Site in Cambodia, the Phanom Rung Historical Park is a very good site to visit in Thailand. From the approach, you will see the long stretch of stairs leading to the temple situated high up on the hill. The multi-layer of courts indicated the well planning of the... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Use gate 3 to enter the temple and you will experience how magical this place is but if you want to save a walk use gate 1 where you can arrival to the temple without stair climbing. The entire temple is well maintain, and since its location, you can have a very good up there as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I had seen many photos of this old temple but nothing prepared me for the stunning architecture that unfolded before as I reached the top of the first steps. Looking down the avenue to the next set of steps that take you up to the main building you are drawn in by the beauty of the place which is on... More 

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Cairo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful afternoon exploring this temple. Well worth the visit if you can get there. It sits at the top of an extinct volcano so it is a challenging, but beautiful, hike to the top. It is possible to drive to the top if you so chose.

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Stekene, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you have a couple of hours to spare, don't hesitate and visit!!!! Its absolutely magnificent. Well preserved. And maintained. I visited when it was childrens day so it was free but i would gladly pay to visit this temple

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Antwerpen, België
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84 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

These ruins where built on an summit of a spent volcano. The ruins are simply stunning, There are two entrances Gate 1 and 3 Make sure you take gate 1 so you can have the stunning view on arrival of the ruin. Arriving there is not so simple basically you can get a bus until Ban Tako or Ban Ta... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Lovely khmer historical sanctuary. We went near sunset and the light was poor. Try morning for the best light.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

On our recent holiday we decided to get outside Bangkok and see some of the older and less restored temples. WE stayed at Prakon Chai and it was about 30 minute bus ride to the small hill where the temple and buildings were the centre piece on top. There was nice shops etc and restaurants the the building themselves were... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went here during just after the Thai songkran festival in april the temple was very busy at that time due to it being a national holiday period but the ruins were beautiful and very very old but be prepared to walk quite a bit of stairs due to it being quite high up, well it is worth a visit,... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First thing you have to know about this lovely place. It's far out and far away, so there's no regular public transport here. We came by car. There's 3 gates to start your visit: I recommend gate 1 as it is the main gate - car park and shops - and you also have to walk along the beautiful long... More 

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