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Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung)

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Address: Moo 2, | Ta Pek, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Thailand
Description: This historical park contains some of the country's most extensive Khmer...
This historical park contains some of the country's most extensive Khmer ruins.
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If you are into temples and history this place is a must for you I was blown away by the place in fact I just sat there for a hour just taking it all in, if you have a disability... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you are into temples and history this place is a must for you I was blown away by the place in fact I just sat there for a hour just taking it all in, if you have a disability you might struggle and parking in the top car park might help, take a picnic and sit under the shade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

visiting Phanom Rung gives you two choices of parking your car, entering the park. But when you take the upper parking lot you'll enter the temple complex from the back, without seeing the stairs, the Naga-bridge, the walkway. Therefore, to really see Phanom Rung you need to take the lower parking lot, to climb some stairs, walk the walkway, cross... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I agree with all the five star remarks. I visited Angkor in January and I am certainly glad I made the effort to Phanom Rung. Korat to Nang Rong on a local bus. Another local bus dropped me around 8 km away from the site (I thought the bus passed the site so this was a shock). From there I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Staying in buriram ,with Thai freinds, traveled to this stunning temple.as I have been to ankor wat and the other temple complex 's in siem reap,it brought back a lot of memories all good.the stairs are not as steep,every thing is here ,the Lotus ponds,Avenue 's ,delicate carvings all set in stunning and we'll cared for grounds. Good selection of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

it is worth to visit if you wold be close to this place - not so big as Angkor Wat, but in a good condition (it was restored). the temple was built at the top of extinct volcano, so there are nice view from the temple. Not to easy to get to this place, so you have to rent a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

not as big as Ankor Wat but beautiful and almost without any people you could also continue to PRASAT MUANG TAM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The setting is beautiful and the staircase is imposing. Well worth the trip and a day tour. Not easy to climb for people who are a bit unsure on their feet but manageable for most. Great restoration and good explanations. Much smaller than Angkor Wat but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I visited Angkor Wat and this is almost the same. Except it is on a extinct volcano. The views are outstanding and it is an enjoyable place to visit in Thailand. Make sure you go into the museum to see how this area was restored. I will go back again. Many people in Thailand have not been to this location.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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