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Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung)

Moo 2, | Ta Pek, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Thailand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: This historical park contains some of the country's most extensive Khmer ruins.
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very nice to visit lots of historical information about the Thai Khmer culture , it is in a very good condition and a must see when you go to Buriram

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Bangkok, Thailand
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186 reviews 186 reviews
140 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Situated on top of Ex- volcano Burirum area Hill; There are 2 enter way in and out ; The normal entrance which had small pararell column lead to a climbing staircase to the main castle. The other way which our driver drove us in is the back of temple where twisted road made a steep 45 degree angular. The main... More

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Apparently some of the best examples of Khmer arcitecture in Thailand this is a very beautiful and interesting site. It's only 100 Baht entry for farang and you can get a combi-ticket for 150 baht to see Prasat Hin Mueang which is the sister site just 2-3 miles down the road. We hired a car as the site is about... More

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Bangkok
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

....this is the best there is in Thailand, with most of the still standing structure maintained and preserved. Great photographic opportunities but a little hard to get too, however, if you do,will be worth it. Can get crowded and as always, choose the time of day to avoid the Isaan heat.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This ancient Khmer ruin is in a beautiful location on top of an extinct volcano and the grounds are immaculate. In addition, there is a free museum that has great exhibits with English translations. The temple itself has been restored, but is mostly intact with original carvings featuring the Ramayana. Dedicated to Shiva, it is worth a visit just for... More

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Chelem
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This impressive site, located on the top of an extinct volcano, is out of the way but worth the time and trouble to visit. The site is one of the most northern sites of the Khmer "empire" and is the finest example of the Kymer architecture in Thailand. It has been meticulously renovated (or rebuilt) and is rich and ornate... More

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Lion City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Been here 3 times. Always great to be back for this spectacular view. Just a pity, never have a chance to see the sunrise solace every early April of the year. Try to visit during the morning because the afternoon heat will really make the visit a much harder task due to it high humidility in this area. Hopefully, my... More

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Gladesville, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

absultely stunning and a must if you to visit the area. as you walk through all the rooms, and see everything around there are plagues everywhere which gives you a run down of the history, be ready though as it is quiet a walk but definatley well worth it

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Adelaide, Australia
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127 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Phnom Rung Historical Park is one of Thailand’s most beautiful and important Khmer ancient monuments and it is at the top of an extinct volcano in Buriram Province which is in the Issan region of Thailand. The creator of Phnom Rung was Narendraditya who was related to King Suryavarman II who was the creator of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Lovely location. Worth visiting when its not a public holiday(unbelievably busy)and in the morning when its cool. Shame that most the structure is a copy... the original has dissolved or been stolen. Two of my family work there and they are treated very well by the people that run it. At the end of the day its a great indian... More

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