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    Sirindhorn Museum

    by pattayaraj Updated Apr 21, 2009
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    Located in Phu Khum Kao Mountain area where found some dinosaur fossils. It's the 2nd dinosaur museum in Thailand. Sirindhorn Museum separated to 3 main parts - Dinosaur fossil Site Museum, Fossil Storage and Research, and Museum building. The permanent museum includes exhibition area ,research area and museum services.
    The Exhibition separated to 8 zones:
    Zone 1 : The Universe and the Earth
    Zone 2 : Life Begins on Earth
    Zone 3 : Palaeozoic: The Era of Ancient Life
    Zone 4 : Mesozoic: The Era of the Reptiles and Dinosaurs
    Zone 5 : Life of Dinosaurs
    Zone 6 : Restoring Life of Dinosaurs
    Zone 7 : Cenozoic: The Era of Mammals
    Zone 8 : The story of Man

    Apart from exhibition,The museum includes services such as conference room rental, temporary exhibition room, library, museum shop, and canteen. Also, there 're dinopark, parking lot, and youth camps.

    Open 8.30am-5.30pm daily

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    Phutthasathan Phu Po

    by Pat_Bangkok Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    This place is where two ancient reclining Buddha images of the Dvaravati period carved on the cliff can be seen.

    They are the sacred images highly revered by the people of Kalasin and nearby provinces. The first image is at the foothill and the second one is on Phu Po.

    Apart from storing sacred Buddha images, Phu Po also features beautiful nature perfect for rest and relaxation. There is an annual ceremony to celebrate the reclining Buddha images in April every year.

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    Fa Daet Song Yang, ancient town

    by Pat_Bangkok Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    There is evidence of a settlement in prehistoric times, the area flourishing during the Dvaravati period circa the 13th-15th Buddhist century.

    The layout of the town is like a heart-shaped stone that defines a temples boundary. There are two rows of moats. Ruins have been found inside and outside the town area.

    The most complete ruin is Phra That Yakhu, a brick pagoda. Sandstone temple markers with and without designs have been found here and are now housed in Wat Pho Chai Semaram in the village and in the Khon Kaen National Museum. In addition, amulets and tobacco pipes made of fired clay and bronze were unearthed here.

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    Sirindhorn Museum of Dinosaurs

    by Pat_Bangkok Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    This museum will open in April 2007. The name of museum honors to Princess Sirindhorn who first visit Wat Sakkawan, Phu Khum Khaw, Sahatsakan District in year 1995. The museum is in the same area of Wat Sakkawan where most discoveries of dinosaur fossils in Thailand have been made.

    while I visit the museum not ready for open yet, very lucky that i can shoot some pictures.

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    Dinosaur at Phu kum Khao,Sahatsakhan district

    by Pat_Bangkok Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    Fossils of carnivorous dinosaurs of the giant Tyrannosauridy have also been found in different parts of the northeastern region.

    The Thai-French Dinosaur Survey have identified this as a new family of dinosaurs in Thailand and have given it the name Siamotyrannus isanensisgen.

    The best known thai dinosaurs (Phuwiangosaurus, Siamosaurus and Siamotyrannus) all come from the 125 million years old formation name" Sao Khua"

    Dinosaur fossils have also been discovered at Phu Pha Ngo, Kuchinarai District, Kalasin Province and at Phu Kum Khao, Wat Sakkawan, Sahatsakhan district, Kalasin Province where most discoveries of dinosaur fossils in Thailand have been made.

    The most complete articulated in Thailand is Skeleton of Phuwiangosaurus Sirindhornae 125Mya which located in Wat Sakkawan,Phu kum Khao,Sahatsakhan district.
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    Tod Kratin, making merrit to temple

    by Pat_Bangkok Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    One of my friend invited me to join the group to visit one village in Kalasin for making merrit at one temple . There are the ceremony for temple to raise fund to build new building which call "Tod Kratin". Children at the school of village dancing, lead to the temple at the day for holding ceremony. At night, there are big performance of Ponglang music and "Molam"dancing and singing.

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    Phra Thaat Ya Kuu

    by pattayaraj Written May 28, 2006
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    Phra Thaat Ya Kuu or Ya Kuu chedi located in Fa Dad Song Yang Ancient city. Originally,it called Thaat Yai or huge chedi as the biggest chedi in this city. This chedi was built in Dvaravati style with square base but the upper 've changed in the later time. Around this area also found the 4 semas or boundary markers surrounded the chedi. And also, the ruins of small chedis.

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    Fa Dad Song Yang Ancient city

    by pattayaraj Updated May 28, 2006

    This area 's know as Dvaravati site where used to have a big community from 3-7 Buddhist Centuries and flourished in 12-16 Buddhist Centuries. The ancient city also called Sema city,becuase the shape of city look like sema or boundary marker. In this site,the archaeologists found so many artifacts and the most interesting artifacts 're a big collection of Sema. Almost semas carved the symbol,the story of Buddha and Jataka story on them. This is the unique style of this area.Some of beautiful sema shifted to show in Khon Kaen National Museum.

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    Reclining Buddha image at Phu Por

    by pattayaraj Updated May 28, 2006

    Take about 28 kms. from city center.Phu Por is a sandstone mountain where Phra Intara Pratanporn Temple located. On the West of mountain,there 're 2 shelters where have 2 high relieves carved as Reclining Buddha image on the wall. The first one located about 5 meters high and the second one,you need to walk up the mountain for 426 steps. The first Buddha image carved in Dvaravati period (12-14 Buddhist centuries) with 3.3 meters long and 1.27 meters high. Depicted as Buddha reclined on cloth and there 're pillow supported on his head and feet. The second Buddha image carved in Dvaravati mixed with Sukhothai style (18-19 Buddist centuries) with 5.2 meters long and 1.5 meters high. He reclined on the bed. Apart from historical stuffs,I think this mountain offers you a great scenery of Kalasin. And every April,there 's the ceremony on Buddha images here.

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