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Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung)

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Address: Moo 2 | Ta Pek Subdistrict, Chaloem Phra Kiat 31110, Thailand
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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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Don't miss these beautiful remains of the Khmer culture. There might be more impressive sites in the area, i.e. Prasat Muang Tam or Prasat Ta Muen Thom (...don't miss these... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss these beautiful remains of the Khmer culture. There might be more impressive sites in the area, i.e. Prasat Muang Tam or Prasat Ta Muen Thom (...don't miss these either !!), but Phanom Rung is a unique example of how cultural heritage can be restored in an acceptable way. It proves at the same time that the Thais can... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went for solstice but had cloud , its happened in other places in the world as well ! Get info at entrance 1 ,many small shops and tourist office there .then drive on to entrance 3 and pay .temple is very close to car park .be early ,so stay local.not so hot and less people .normally open 0600 to... More 

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BKK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

The stair are really small, you can park the car on the back side of the Castle to make it's easier to climb.

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Thank Enikuse
Buriram Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Buriram, city where locate 2 castle. The former is here and the latter is Thunder castle (Buriram United football team). Even if time pass through many years ago but odor of antiquity still be in present.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Tip, don't be lazy like us and paying the extra 50 THB to go to the top car park. The walk from the main car park is short, and goes up some stunning steps and stone approach to the ruins. Very interesting and beautifully maintained. Go early and try avoid the "15 minute" selfie takers at the entry points. (... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

this archaeological park is on the flat top mountain, phnom rung.it's place for worshipping Shiva and as hospital in the ancient times when travellers heading to Angkorwat In Siem Reap.the highlight is Vishnu sleeping on the Naga lintel on the east gate of sanctuary. if you wanna walk short distance to the castle, go to park on gate 3 ,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

If you want to see quality Khmer architecture but don't want to go to Cambodia, then Buriram is the place to go to. Easily accessible by car and not too far to walk in the heat to see all the sites. Structures in excellent condition. Well worth a trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Well maintained and intricate sandstone carvings laid on top of the volcanic rock foundations means these very old structures are very stable and in good condition. These are a lot older than say Authaya's temples that are mainly sandstone. Popular tourist place but not too bad as the main sellers are in a separate area near the main (1st) car... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Thailand's Department of Fine Arts deserves a lot of credit for restoring this remote temple complex over nearly two decades. The results are wondrous, not just for the buildings themselves, but also for the great processional entrance and terraces. An hour's drive from the BuriRam airport, this is not the easiest place to get to, so we were glad we... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

The last time we were in Phanomrung Rung Historical Park was close to 20 years ago. The place had drastically improved by the various infrastructure surrounded the historical site. The research center which provide information of its origin is a great addition. There are orderly signs posted throughout to protect the precious stonework. Overall the place is rather well maintained.... More 

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