236 Moo 5 Thanarat Road, Kwaeng Kanonphra, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima, 31310, Thailand
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Prasat Phanom Wan - ancient Khmer site in town
I haved live in Korat all of my life but just few weeks ago, had a chance visiting this ruins of ancient Khmer site. It is another Prasat Hin of Korat as you may have heard only the famous one Prasat Hin Phimai and it is about 60 kms out of town. This one is at the ege of the town around 15 min drive. I drove up there, well no one, no visitors, no tourist at all, This small ruins of ancient Khmer architectural work piece called Prasat Phanom Wan, believed it was built in the 15th Buddhist century. Even thought it's small place but I enjoyed take a stroll inside and the area all around, temple and local living area.
To get there, take highway no 2, when pass Jho ho junction, then drive another few kms and turn right into Tumbon Ban Pho, drive up for 5 kms you will see the site.
Hat Chom Tawan
Hat Chom Tawan locate in Soeng Sang District. The place is far from Korat City about 90 Km. It is a large beach by the lake. The area around was developed into a rest area for the public and there are plots for locals to make a living to reduce the problem of illegal logging. Tourists and local people normally come to swim and dine there, enjoy the view and camping and trekking can also be done. Long-tail boats can be hired to go on the reservoir.
To get there, we made a day trip drive from Korat downtown, take Highway No. 224, then Highway No. 2071 and Highway No. 2119, Turn right at Soeng Sang intersection on Highway No. 2317 for 15 Km. well such a far place but we are so crazy to drive …
Visitor Center - Khao Yai
Visitor Center - Khao Yai National Park
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Name: Visitor Center in Khao Yai
Attraction Type: Information center
Location: Khao Yai National Park
Pictures in the web: Khao Yai National Park
Last visit: November 2009
Province: Nakhon Ratchasima
First Photo: Khao Yai National Park
Second Photo: Khao Yai National Park
Third Photo: Khao Yai National Park
Fourth Photo: Khao Yai National Park
Fifth Photo: Khao Yai National Park
Na Phra Thaat temple in Pakthongchai
Located in the West of Pakthongchai city. This temple was built in 2330 B.E. in the reign of King Rama I. There're some interesting buildings such as : Hor Trai or manuscript library in the pond.This Hor Trai have the mural painting depicted about Buddha's life,the meeting of god and some Thai patterns.Ubosot or ordination hall with mural painting depicted about Jataka stories and Buddha story.It also depicted about local lifestyle.Chedi or Thaat in Laos style and sala or hall where built from wood. From Pakthongchai twon,you can take a blue songtaew ( two rows seat truck) via Taku at Pakthongchai market,price : 10 Bahts per person,takes about 30 mins.
Once a part of the sprawling Khmer empire, Phimai, located 60km north-east of Khorat, was once directly connected by road to the capital of Angkor and was considered to be an integral part of the empire, seeing a steady stream of traders and religious travellers passing through its gates.
The main enclosed area of the Prasat Phimai, which measures 1020x580m, is comparable with that of Angkor Wat which means that Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most of the buildings were started in the late 10th century by the Khmer King Jayavarman V and were later finished by King Suriyavarman I. They are built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Khorat area dated back to the 7th century. Inscriptions name the site as Vimayapura (which means city of Vimaya), which developed into the Thai name Phimai.
There are some other interesting sights in the small town such as the Victory Gate, which was the southern entrance into the town, and a very good museum. If you're staying in Khorat, then you shouldn't miss Phimai. It's easy to get to by taking a bus from the terminal 2 bus station, to the north of the city centre, which takes about an hour.
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