Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung)

Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung)

Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung)
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This historical park contains some of the country's most extensive Khmer ruins.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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sinwards
Buriram Province, Thailand12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Awesome historical site within 1 .5 hours drive of Buriram City, Thailand. Ruins date back to around 11th Century. The park is quite large and all signs describing interesting features re in Thai and English.There is a small entrance fee. The grounds are maintained meticulously.
Written August 6, 2020
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Carsten G
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Wow, this should be a must stop on the way. This is an impressive site and well preserved. The Historical Park is very well organized and enternce fee is cheap compare to the size and preservation. I wasn't to crowded despite being a national holiday.
Written October 28, 2022
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MeMock
Warragul, Australia1,766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What a beautiful place.
The kids and I went there around 8am and almost had the place to ourselves.
My two girls had to put on Sarongs that were offered by the ticket seller.
So much history. So beautiful and so quiet. Lots of steps!
Written January 6, 2020
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088sasinipa
Ayutthaya Province, Thailand1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
This is Khao Phanom Rung National Park. I came here for the first time, the weather here is very good. I walked up the high stairs and went through the 13 doors at the top to see the atmosphere below. The nature there is very beautiful. I want everyone to try to come and visit. a lot
Written July 20, 2021
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minhao87
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
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 bus to take. Unfortunately the locals there did not understand spoke English so I took quite some time finding the bus myself. The bus ride should take 1.5 to 2 hours, and you should let the bus conductor know your destination and he will inform you when to alight. The bus stop that I alighted at was literally in the middle of the road, with just a hut where a few motorbike riders wearing some uniformed vests were sitting in. You have to approach one of them (in fact they will be approaching you eagerly) to ask to go to the historical park. Depending on just Phanom Rung or if you want to include Muang Tam (I recommend visiting both since they are near), you have to bargain hard for the ride. Lonely Planet stated THB 200 for just 1 temple and THB 300 for both. But for my experience, the rider's opening price was a whopping THB 600. I took quite a while (walking away and re-bargaining) to reach a final price of THB 320 for the 2 temples, but a time limit was included (I suggest at least 30 mins each temple).
Exploration wise, both temples were amazing. Both had an enclosed "citadel" concept and an area large enough for 30 mins to 1 hour's worth of exploration. Both were also very well restored and seemed to be very "complete" compared to the ones I saw in Siem Reap (depending on your preference, I thought that the "completeness" removed the "ruin" feeling). There were also very few visitors, mostly locals if any, and you could literally be absorbed into the atmosphere.
All in all, the experience and exploration well compensated the effort for finding and reaching the place. I definitely recommend this place to temple ruin fans as they are just the few Angkorian temples to be found in Thailand.
Written January 8, 2014
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Rob C
Hua Hin, Thailand84 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Such a shame I have to pay nearly 8 TIMES MORE THAN THAI PEOPLE! 8 TIMES! This is disgusting. #twopriceThailand
Written July 24, 2020
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Bettina S
Corvallis, OR121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
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.
Written February 13, 2015
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Lynton E
Adelaide, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
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 preserved and maintained your can experience a close look at an ancient cultural centre without the hordes of tourists.
During my visit I was able to sit in silence and enjoy the atmosphere. The magnificent relief carvings and statues of various icons are fine examples of a very ancient craft.
With its elevated position I enjoyed the views of the surrounding countryside and the cooling afternoon breezes.
Fabulous place to take photographs again without the crowds!
If you intend to visit I would suggest doing some research beforehand, it will enhance your experience.
It was well worth the trip to this generally out of the way piece of history!
Written December 16, 2013
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Jeremy-J591
Bangkok61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
Phanom Rung is a few kilometres from the border between Buriram Province (Thailand) and Cambodia. It was built on the top of an ancient and long extinct volcano between the tenth and thirteenth centuries by Khmer kings, and taken over as part of the Thai group of kingdoms a century later. It is a beautiful place, with fascinating architecture that is looked after carefully by the Thai authorities. Its beauty is enhanced by the local forest that surrounds the temple and the wide views across the Korat Plateau. There are two main entrances. The lower one has plenty of parking, a line of shops selling a variety of knick-knacks, two small restaurants, and access to the ruins via the original ceremonial pathway, which incorporates a large number of steep steps but is worth seeing. (One of the restaurants, which is down a side lane from the row of shops, is very good.) The upper entrance - about 1 km further along the main road - gives direct access to the ruins - avoiding the steps - and has good wheelchair access from its car park. If you go to the upper entrance, it is worth returning to the car park below on the way back to see the small museum between that and the lower, pedestrian, entrance.
Written July 6, 2013
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Richard Hyde
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Wow - no need to go to Angkor Wat after this. This thousand year-old Khmer temple has been well restored by Thai, French and New Zealand archeologists over the past century. The temple and surrounding green park continues to be very well maintained. There is one easy way in; the other, a magnificent stone staircase giving not only lots of merit but superb views and exercise as well. The descriptions of items of intererst are in English and Thai and very clear. The one big disappointment is the dual pricing - 20 Baht for Thais; 100 Baht for foreigners - this is plain wrong! However it'll cost you $37 dollars for a day visit to Angkor.
Written October 8, 2020
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