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Phanom Rung

Phanom Rung is situated near Buriram like Phimai and also this archaeological site absolutely worth to be visited.

You can have your base in Khorat or Buriram and from there move to the temple by tuk tuk.

At that time I rented a room in a cheap hotel in Khorat with my Thai girlfriend and during the day we moved to visit all the sites around.

This is the best way to visit the region because in Khorat you can still find some food and some fun, but not in the other small towns.

The light was not bad and my Canon EOS 300 helped me using the wide angle lens I was able to get some good image of Phanom Rung.

Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, detail. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung.
Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, monks. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, monk. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, monks.
Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, detail. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, detail. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, detail.
Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung. Eastern Thailand, near Khorat, Isaan, temple Wat Phanom Rung, monk.

Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, is a Khmer temple built around the 10th century near the rim of an extinct volcano not too far from the town of Buriram in the eastern Thailand.

The setting of Phanom Rung is quite amazing, with views of the countryside all around, the site is probably the most visited Khmer monument in Thailand.

On 21 May, 1988, Phanom Rung was officially opened by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In 2005, the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future world heritage site.

After the three-leveled lower stairway, the visitor finds himself on the first cruciform platform with a first peek at the main temple.

On the right, northward, is Phlab Phla or the White Elephant House. The pavilion is believed to be the place where kings and the royal family would change attire before rituals.

The five-headed snakes face all four directions and are from the 12th century.

This bridge represents the connection between heaven and earth and leads you directly into the main sanctuary.

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