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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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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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Lion City
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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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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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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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Was staying at Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) and wanted to visit this temple ruin. First of all I have to say this historical park is quite hard to reach if you intend to take just public transport. Basically you have to go to Nakhon Ratchasima's bus terminal 2 and ask around the locals, and they should direct you to the right... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A "mini" Anchor Wat in Thailand, this temple is so well preserved and a lot less touristy than those in Cambodia. Wonderful photo opportunities abound and even the souvenirs are priced reasonably as opposed to the rip offs at so many other places. This is one of the most wonderful Khmer sites and it is a little off the beaten... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Phanom Rung Khmer Temple in Buri Ram Provence of Thailand has all the splendor, history and charm of the neighboring Seim Reap temple complexes without the crowds of tourists. Set on top of an extinct volcano this beautiful example of Khmer architecture is a cool, quiet and majestic experience. If you enjoy history this is the place for you! Well... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an exceptional Khmer site older than Angkor Wat and extremely well-preserved. First, the site itself is unique. The temple is on the top of an extinct volcano that towers 250m high above the surrounding rice fields. Magnificent view from above. The ruins have been restored and kept in a very good shape. The word 'Prasat' refers to the... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Beautiful treed park and well preserved ruins, one of the temples on the Royal Road to Ankor, Excellent maps are provided of the Khmer style ruins and you are free to wander through the entire complex. The reconstruction is excellent: just enough to be safe and not enough to make it look new and fake. I like Khmer sensibility, mixing... More

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Plymouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

11th Century temple complex, made at the reign of Narendraditya, of Mahindrapura dynasty related to King Suryavarman 2 (the king who made Angkor Wat in Cambodia) this is temple made for Lord Siva one of the trinity of gods in Hindu pantheon.Unlike Angkor Wat temples the stone used here is different, it has much more red colour and just as... More

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