Prasat Si Khoraphum

Prasat Si Khoraphum, Sikhoraphum: Address, Prasat Si Khoraphum Reviews: 4.5/5

Prasat Si Khoraphum
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GlobetrotteuseMtl
Montreal, Canada121 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
A few years ago, I spent two whole days in Angkor, loved it but felt ovewhelmed with the quantity of tourists.
This little Prasat in Surin province is beautiful and well cared for. We stayed two hours admiring it and never saw another soul except for the gentlemen that guarded the entrance.
A must do if you are in the neighborhood.
Written October 15, 2018
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Jeremy-J591
Bangkok61 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
This is a lovely, peaceful place on the west edge of Sikhoraphum, a few hundred metres north of the Surin to Si Sa Khet road. It was built by the Khmers as a Hindu temple around the tenth to twelfth centuries, but has been used and cared for by people of Buddhist faith for at least the last six hundred years. There isn't a lot to see as it comprises five, earth-quake ruined, brick towers on a large base built of laterite blocks, surrounded at some distance by a large fish pond. There are a few trees on the site, one of which has pillar capitals, etc, placed round its base. Why the place seems so particularly peaceful I don't know but it's one our favourites, both for ourselves and visiting friends. There are no facilities on site, apart from the public lavatory, but it's common to see travelling vendors in the car park and the food that they sell is always delicious. The fee is small - 30 to 50 baht - and more than justified by the care with which the site is maintained. We recommend a visit to this prasat very highly. (Most of the site is on the same level as the car park, but a set of five, steep steps must be climbed to get onto the plinth where the towers stand.)
Written February 13, 2015
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Ronit B
Modiin, Israel54 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
If you take a drive from Surin city to the east you will pass few temples and old ruins. Some are beautiful and diffetent from each other. You should pick three or four to stop and see.
I hired a driver for the day (surindream@gmail.com) . The most beautiful ruins we saw were of Pasat si khora. It is impressing unless you go to Cambodia. Then you can skip it. It is old ruins of colombian temple and you can see and imagin the way it might look in the times the Colombian ruled the area.
Quite impressive
Written January 31, 2016
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Luc W
200 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This temple is located outside the city of Surin (35km) drive. For this temple you can take photos from out side no need to go inside the time you will spend is around 10min no more there are more interesting places like Ayuttaya out side of Bangkok.
Written September 5, 2019
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,558 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is not the greatest Khmer sanctuary in Thailand. It is nowhere near as grand or impressive as Phanom Rung or Phimai. However, it is possible the best of dozens of small Khmer temples from the remote provinces of Surin and Sisaket.

Here you find five small shrines on a single base, much like at Muang Tam in Buriram province. The central tower is the star, with Thailand's only two apsara figures (a celestial dancer figure which is common at Angkor.) It also has a magnificent lintel of Shiva performing the cosmic dance atop a demonic kala head.

Entrance costs a reasonable 50 baht for foreigners.
Written December 2, 2019
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Christmate11
Bangkok, Thailand2,284 contributions
Nov 2013 • Friends
This small khmer site is at about 32km northeast of Surin. During the annual elephant roundup in Surin, they give a fantastic sound & lights show that recalls the Khmer heritage of this province. You usually need to make a tour booking to attend this show & dinner performance that lasts about two and a half hours. It is very professional and absolutely grandiose, having the Khmer temple as a backdrop. Really worth seeing.
Written November 25, 2013
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BananaLu
Bangkok, Thailand774 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We did a full loop of Khmer temples in this area and it was worth it! this is not the best maintained temple, but the structure is a bit different so it is really good to visit them all. Best is to have your own car to do it. There was nobody visiting when we went. Small but good!
Written December 5, 2018
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Simon M
Adelaide, Australia97 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
When we arrived the temple it was closed so not able to enter. The best we could do on the day was to stand and be amazed and this ancient wonder.
Written June 13, 2018
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ChhanV
3 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
An Angkor Wat mini model located in Surin, Thailand. Temple still remains good shape and some beautiful carvings left including Apsara, the Celestial Dancer very similar to Angkor Wat.
Written March 10, 2017
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minhao87
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
Was staying in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) and this temple was 1 of 3 sites that I planned to visit in eastern Thailand in my quest to hunt down the Angkorian temples. This was the furthest to the east (compared to Phimai and Phanom Rung) but it is easily reached by travelling on the Thai Railway to Sikhoraphum station. It is just 1km to the east of the station, you could walk of just take a motorbike taxi from outside the station (I paid 40 baht for 2 way. It's actually a considerably small temple and I finished exploring it in 15 minutes. Compare this to the 4 hour train ride I took. Nevertheless still a sight to see if you are a big fan of temple ruins, especially since it is 1 of the few Angkorian temples to be found in Thailand.
Written January 4, 2014
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