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Mueang Tam

Mueang Tam is another fine Khmer archaeological complex not far from Khorat.

I had the chance to visit also this temple during my trip in Isaan in 2002, the site is simple wonderful, especially the front baray. Do not miss it.

About the photos I have to say I’m quite satisfied and it was one of my first works with the wide angle lens.

Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam.
Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam.Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam.003 Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam.
Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam.Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam.Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phra Mueang Tam.

Built around the 10th century under the command of the Khmer Jayavarman V, Mueang Tam with its solid laterite walls that run all the way around the complex (with a lake within) feels far more fortress-like than Phanom Rung.

The orientation of Prasat Mueang Tam shares the same solar-lunar concept at the nearby Prasat Phanom Rung and the construction as well as the associated baray has embedded astronomical concepts.

One of the advantages here is that the monument is far less-visited than Phanom Rung. There are some excellent examples of stone carvings, especially naga heads and bridges throughout the site.

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