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Khao Kradong Park : Buriram
2008-05-24 05:33:00
[ Phra Suphattharabophit ]This forest park is 6 kilometres from the city on the Buriram -Prakhon Chai road (Highway No. 219). Khao Kradong is an extinct volcano that is 265 meters high. The summit of the mountain has a pool which is believed to be the mouth of the volcano. Around the area are several plant species worth studying and Phra Suphattharabophit, an important Buddha image of the province.tags : Khao Kradong Park /Buriram/Thailand /Buddha image
Wat Rajapradit : Bangkok
2008-05-03 09:20:00
Wat Rajapradit is situated next to Saranrom Park closed to Khlong Ku Muang Derm Road, on the opposite side of the canal from Wat Rajabopit. King Rama IV ordered the construction of Wat Rajapradit Sathitmahasimaram in 1864 as the first temple of Dhammayutika sect. The phra vihara luang is constructed on a high base and is beautifully decorated. In the temple there are eight stone pillars, each surmounted by a carving of the Buddhist Wheel of Law (Dhammachak), one for each of the eight directions, hence the name "Mahasimaram". During the construction of the phra vihara luang, which is the phra ubosot, it was found that the ground was rather low and the earth soft. If earth and sand were used as landfill the ground would still continue to subside. King Rama IV therefore ordered that broken garlic ...
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Bangkok Songkran Festival
2008-04-12 15:28:00
Date: 12 ? 15 April 2008 Venue: at 9 royal temples and around Rattanakosin Island Hi-Light:Songkran Celebration of the 4 Regions (southern section of Sanam Luang near Wat Phra Kaeo) Bathing of Buddha images from the 4 regions, local food and dessert making demonstrations, and cultural shows from various regions.Open Ceremony on 12th April 2008 18.00-21.00 hrs. at Wat ArunPaying worship at 9 royal temples around Rattanakosin Island. On 12-15 April 2008 09.00-18.00 hrs. :Wat Phra Sri Rattanasasadaram (Wat Phra Kaeo)Wat Chetaphon (Wat Pho)Wat SuthatWat SaketWat BowonniwetWat ChanasongkramWat RakungWat Arun (Wat Chaeng), and Wat KalayanamitrFun-filled splashing in traditional Thai dress, Khao San Road with various forms of Songkran fun, on 4-15 April 2008 at 17.00-18.00 hrs.Banglamphu community at Santi Chaiprakarn Park, Phra Athit Road and Wisut Kasat., on 12-13 April 2008 Further Information : Events Planning Division, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Tel...
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History of The Songkran Festival
2008-04-12 14:47:00
Deriving from the Sansakrit language, the word ?Songkran? means to pass or to move into. In this context, the meaning implies to the passing and the moving of the sun, the moon and the other planets into one of the zodiacal orbit. And the Grand Songkran Festival which falls on the Aries indicates the new era of the Thai New Year. Owing to the ancient Indian belief, the Grand Songkran Festival is most appropriate to be the Thai New Year due to the timing of the best season which is known as the spring of India which comes right after the cold season of winter. Also, there are other aspects supporting this belief such as the blooming flowers, the fresh atmosphere of the nature and the livelihood of all the living creatures.With the great influence from the Indians, the Songkran Festival portrays the typical ways of life of the Thais which involve the agricultural aspects. Free from their regular routine work, the Thai citizens will find time to perform their annual rites of showing re...
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Wat Phra Mahathat : Nakhon Si Thamarat Province
2008-03-23 06:42:00
[ photo credit : dhammathai.org ]Wat Phra Mahathat is the most important temple of Nakhon Si Thammarat. This is originally an old monastery of Nakhon Si Thamarat, situated in the heart of the city. It is believed to be constructed during Sivichaya period in compliance with the idea of Mahayana Buddhism School. An extensive complex is centred on the 77-metre pagoda houses Buddha relics brought from Sri Lanka some 1,700 years ago. The pagoda, 55.78 meters high, has a distinctive Sri Lankan style. The top is entirely covered by pure gold. Inside the temple are many buildings of importance, especially the royal building which has beautiful architecture from the Ayutthaya period and the Sam Chom building where the Buddha image attired in royal wardrobe Phra Si Thamma Sokarat is housed. There are also the Phra Maha Phinetkrom (the equestrian image) building, the Thap Kaset building, while the Khian and Pho Lanka buildings are used to display artifacts donated...
Prasat Sikhoraphum : Surin Province
2008-03-23 06:00:00
Si Khoraphum khmer sanctuary located at Tambon Ra Ngaeng, Amphoe Sikhoraphum, 34 kilometers from the provincial town along the Surin Sikhoraphum route with a left turn of 800 meters at Amphoe Prasat.The Prasat Sikhoraphum is composed of 5 prang (pagoda), with the principal structure measuring 32 meters high. Beautiful designs are engraved onto the columns. It is believed that the site had been renovated once during the Ayutthaya Period.This site was built around the 17th Buddhist century.Prasart Sikhoraphum is opened every day from 07.30 A.M. - 06.00 P.M. Admission fee is 30 Baht.tags : Prasat Sikhoraphum /ancient ruins/khmer sanctuary /Thai
Wat Chalong : Phuket Province
2008-03-21 04:11:00
[ photo credit to wadthai.info ]Wat Chalong is Phuket ’s most important Buddhist temple and is the biggest and most ornate of Phuket’s 29 Buddhist monasteries.This is where stands the cast statue of Luang Por Cham,who helped the people of Phuket put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie, Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Por Chaung, and Luang Por Gluam. Other monks, whowere abbots of the temple during later times, and who are the objects of respect and recipients of theofferings by Phuket people generally. Wat Chalong, was built in 1837.The architecture is typical of Wats found throughout Thailand.A recent addition to the temple is a 61.4-meter high chedi containing the Phra Borom Sareerikatat relic, a piece of the Lord Buddha's bones brought over from Sri Lanka.The chedi is a mixture of southern, central and northeastern architectural styles and is the first in this region to house the holy Buddha's relic.How...
Wat Chang Lom : Sukhothai Province
2008-03-18 03:31:00
Wat Chang Lom is located to the north of Chotwithithong Road with a bell-shaped chedi of Ceylonese influence standing as the center. The chedi is situated on a 3-tiered square base on which a platform decorated with a row of elephants seen by their front halves supporting the round chedi. This type of elephant-decorated chedi is to be seen in many ancient towns of Sukhothai period, for example, Kamphaeng Phet and Si Satchanalai.[ photo source : www.info.ru.ac.th ]Related tags : Sukhothai /Wat Chang Lom/Thailand Temple /Thai temple
Beautiful Buddha image of Wat Si Chum : Sukhothai Province
2008-03-12 08:09:00
The Buddha image of Wat Si Chum ( Phra Achana )[ photo credit to : traveleradvisor ]Wat Si ChumThis lies about 1,500 meters north of Wat Mahathat and was originally surrounded by a moat. A square mondop is the main sanctuary and contains a monumental stucco-over-brick Buddha image in the attitude Subduing Mara, called "Phra Achana". This Buddha measures 11.30 meters from knee to knee.The mondop is 32 meters square and 15 meters high, and the walls are 3 meters thick. There is a passageway in the left inner wall itself which leads to the above crossbeam. On the ceiling of the passageway are more than fifty engraved slate slabs illustrating Jataka scenes.At Wat Si Chum there is a mondop that houses a large stucco image of the Buddha in the Marnvichai position, as described in the first stone inscription. A tunnel has been made leading to the temple's south wall, where there is a stariway to the roof. Over the ceiling are 20 stone pillars, with inscriptions in the Thai alphabet of t...
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Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng and : Sukhothai Province
2008-03-12 04:10:00
Wat Khao Phanom Phleng is a hilltop temple within the old town of Si Satchanalai. A laterite chedi in the center, s large viharn or image hall in front, and a small sanctuary behind all lie in ruins. Some laterite pillars and a damaged Buddha's image constructed of latelite slabs and coated with mortar are still to be seen.Wat Sa Si Situated near Wat Chanasongkhram is Wat Sa Si. Around a Singhalese-style chedi is the main sanctuary on an island in the middle of Traphang Trakuan pond. A large viharn contains a stucco Buddha image. To the south stand nine chedis of different sizes.Related tags : Sukhothai /Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng/Thailand Temple /Wat Chanasongkhram
Wat Suwannakhuha : Phang Nga Province
2008-02-29 14:05:00
[photo credit to thai-tour ]This temple is located in Mu 2, Tambon Krasom. Take Highway No. 4, (Phang-nga - Ban Khok Kloi route) for 7 kilometres and upon reaching the kilometre 31 marker at Amphoe Takua Thung, there is an asphalt road going to the right to the temple, one kilometre away. The locals call this temple Wat Tham. This is an interesting temple of all in Phang-nga since it is of historical and archaeological importance. Within the boundary of the temple is a mountain with numerous caves. Tham Yai is located at the lowest level and, inside, the total length of the cave walls is decorated ceramic tiles, bowls as well as terra cotta ware and Benjarong ware. It is also used as a temple and houses various manners of Buddha images, one of which is a splendid reclining Buddha image. You can also see many Royal Monograms inscriptions on the walls of the cave.Related tags : Wat Suwannakhuha/thai temple/Phang Nga /Reclining Buddha /Wat Thai
Wat Thai Watthanaram ( Wat Thai Yai ) : Tak Province
2008-02-27 09:06:00
[photo credit to takcity ]This temple is located at Mu 1, Tambon Ta Sai Luat, on the way to the Rim Moei border market, just 500 meters from the Thai -Myanmar Friendship Bridge. The temple was originally known as Wat Thai Yai as the construction of the temple was greatly influenced by Burmese culture and Mahayana Buddhism. Enshrined within the temple are a reclining Buddha image and a marble Buddha image. In addition, on the second floor of the main Viharn, a collection of Burmese musical instruments, including tuned drums and gongs are on display.source: tourismthailandRelated tags : Wat Thai Watthanaram/thai temple/reclining Buddha/Wat Thai
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Wat Ratchanatdaram : Bangkok
2007-12-28 09:49:00
Located on Mahachai Road. This royal temple was built in the reign of King Rama III in 1846. Loha Prasat (Metal Palace), one of its tourist attractions, standing on its 36 meters high with 37 surrounding spires is the only one of its kind left in the world. Situated in the nearby area are a royal pavilion for a guest welcome and the memorial statue of King Rama III.Important Buildings in the Temple The Ordination HallParallel to the canal, this edifice built in the style of King Rama III's period. There are square pillars all around it. The gable is decorated with stucco. The main Buddha image inside is cast of copper, mined at Chanteuk in Nakhon Ratchasima province. It was placed there in A.D. 1864 by order of King Rama III. King Rama IV gave the name "Phra Setthamuni" to the image.source:http://www.geocities.com/Rai nForest/7153/watratda.htmRelated tags : Wat Ratchanatdaram/royal temple/Bangkok /Thailand Temple/Wat Thai
Wat Ratchabophit : bangkok
2007-12-15 12:10:00
[ photo credit to dhammathai.org ] This royal temple of the first grade stands is located near the Ministry of Interior. Its east side faces Fuangnakhon Road, the west side on Asadang Road near Khlong Lot, the north on Ratchabophit Road and the south of Wat Ratchabophit canel. This temple was the last to be erected by King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) . Later King Pokklao (King Rama VII) made it his task to restore this temple as if it was a temple of his reign.Important Objects in the Temple In this temple compound, all the buildings were erected on highly raised bases which are totally covered with marble; The Ordination Hall, Phra Chedi, the Wihan in front, the Circumambultory Gallery and small open pavilions which stand in row or on sides. All of these are within the surrounding wall one metre high decorated with glass tiles of five colours. His Royal Highness Prince Naris said that Phra Achan Daeng, a well known artist of King Rama's period, was the designer of these tiles wh...
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Wat Benjamabophit ( Marble Temple ) : Bangkok
2007-12-13 13:58:00
WAt Benjamabopit Dusitwanaram (Wat Ben) , the Marble Temple s, in located near Government House and the Equestrian Statue of King Rama IV. It is an old temple during from the Ayutthaya Period and was originally names Wat Laem or Wat Saithong. During the reign of King Rama IV, the temple was restored by five princes and renamed Wat Bejamabopit (five princes). In 1899 , King Rama V had the temple completely rebuilt and bestowed upon it the name Wat Benjamabopit Dusitwanaram , meaning the Temple of the Fifth King. He placed Prince Narissaranuwattiwong, the nation's chief architect, in change of the design and construction. The name Marble Temple derives from the phra ubosot , which is square and completely covered with white marble . In it is enshrined a reproduction of the Phra Buddhachinarat ima...
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Wat Suwandararam : Ayutthaya
2007-10-30 13:12:00
Wat Suwandararam was built in very late Ayutthaya Period by the Father of King Rama I of Ratanakosin. The temple was then named "Wat Thong". The temple has been well looking after by the Kings of Rattanakosin Period.In the ordination hall at Wat Suwandararam there are mural paintings which were painted to order of many Kings. King Rama IV of Rattanakosin had ordered the painters to paint scenes from the Chronical. In this picture the scene of King Naresuvara declaring independent from the Burmese.[ This masterful mural in ordination hall of Wat Suwandararam, Ayutthaya, shows the brave King Naresuan on elephant back defeating the Burmese Crown Prince (Phra Mahauparacha) in 1592 ]Related tags : Wat Suwandararam /Ayutthaya /Ayutthaya Period /Rattanakosin Period /Thailand Temple/mural paintings
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Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam : Ayutthaya
2007-10-30 12:06:00
[ photo credit to thai-tour.com] Wat Lokkayasutharam This monastery is over a kilometre behind Wat Suanluangsopsawanadjacent to Wat Worachettharam. Accessible by the road inside the compound of the Distillery Plant, or through the road behind the Phlapphla Trimuk (three-gabled roof pavilion), It is in the area of the Acient Palace passing Wat Woraphot and Wat Worachettharam going to the siteof the large reclining Buddha , made of brick and covered with plaster, approximately 29 metres long. Many large hexagonal pillar ruins near the image are believed to be the ruins of the Ubosot.Related tags : Wat Lokayasutharam /Ayutthaya /thai temple /reclining Buddha /Thailand Temple
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Wat Phananchoeng : Ayutthaya
2007-10-30 11:24:00
Wat Phananchoeng is in the southern part of the city near the river. It was built in 1324 A.D., 26 year before king U-thong founded Ayutthaya , although it is not known by whom this temple was built. Phra Chao Phananchoeng, a large sitting Buddha constructed of brick and mortar, has been well known of a long time. King Naresuen the Great repaired it once, and the other Kings of Ayudhya must keep it in good repair too, though no mention is made of that in the chronicle, from which it is learnt only that when Ayudhya was taken by the Burmese tears flowed from the eyes of this image. Later on the first king of the Chakri Dynasty and some of his successors repaired the image and towards the end of 1854 A.D., King Mongkut completely renovated the image and renamed it Phra Bhudh-trai-ratana nayok. On the 21st December 1901, during the reignof King Chulalongkorn, the outer garment of Phra Chao Phanan-cheng caught fire ...
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Wat Indravihan: Bangkok
2007-10-12 05:30:00
Located in Bangkhunphrom area on Wisutkrasat Road, Wat Indra vihan is well-known for a huge standing Buddha image . Thai image of ''Buddhasiariyametriya'', is 32 metres tall (108.99 feet) and 10 metres and 24 inches wide (40.09 feet). This Buddhist monument was built during the reign of King Rama IV. The topknot of the Buddha image contains a relic of Lord Buddha brought from Sri Lanka. The temple is open to the public every day. There is no admission fee.Related tags : Wat Indravihan/Buddha image/Bangkok /Thailand Temple/Wat Thai
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Wat Chantharam or Wat Tha Sung : Uthai Thani Province
2007-10-12 05:14:00
This old temple was built in Ayuthaya period. It was very decayed and rotten. Then one day Pra Rajpromyanthera (Luang Po Rusi Lingdum) came to this temple. He developed it to be the most famous and exquisite temple in Uthaithani province. There are Viharn Kaew (Glass Building) , Prasart Thong-kam (Golden Castle) , both of them are very exquisite and elaborate architecture. You can feed thousands of fish here.source:http://www.uthaithani.go.thRe lated Tags:Wat Chan tharam/temple/thai temple/Wat Tha Sung/Wat Thai/Thailand
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Wat Uposatharam (Wat Bost) : Uthai Thani Province
2007-10-03 13:14:00
Mural Paintings at Wat Ubosatharam[ Photo : www.uthaithani.go.th ]This monastery is situated on Ko Thepho opposite to Uthai Thani Province Market, commonly called by the residents as "Wat Bot". The early Rattanakosin period mural paintings on the walls of the main shrine hall are regarded as very beautiful. Paintings of divine being are on the upper part while scenes from the life of the Lord Buddha decorate the lower part of the wall.Related Tags: Thai Murals Painting/Wat Uposatharam/ Uthai Thani/Thai painting/Mural Painting
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Phra Rabiang (The cloister or Galleries) : Wat Phra Kaew
2007-10-03 12:08:00
[ photo: dhammathai.org ]The Royal Chapel is surrounded on four sides by cloister-like gallerie. It was constructed in the late 18th century during the reign of King Rama I, and has a total of seven portals. Of these, the two most often used are each equiped with a disrobing pavilion and its attached palanquin-mounting platform: one is located to the west of the gallery opening onto the Palace grounds; the other is on the east and leads to the Swatdi-Sopha Gate and out into the city.These pavilions served for the king to change from his monarchal attire into suitable garments for worship prior to entering the precincts of the Chapel, and to change back on his way out. Another note-worthy portal is the Sirattana Satsada Gate to the south of the Gallery. This portal opens onto the inner court of the Grand Palace. It was through this portal that the ladies of the Palace used to make their way to the Royal Chapel for worship, merit-making and other religious ceremonies.The gallery is no...
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Prasat Phra Thep Bidon (The Royal Pantheon) :Wat Phra Kaew
2007-09-11 06:22:00
The construction of the Royal Pantheon commenced in the year 1855, the first year of King Rama IV's regin. He intended to use it for the enshrinement of the Emerald Buddha. However, it was not completed until after his death, and his successor, King Rama V, did not move the palladium to the new building which he considered too small to accomodate the congregation at royal ceremonies. A Small gilt stupa belonging to King Rama IV was placed there instead. The Royal Pantheon was built on a cruciform plan with four porticoes and a corncob shaped tower-like superstructure known as "prang", in 1903 the gilt stupa together with part of the edifice was destroyed by fire. After the repair of the building King Rama IV, the then reigning king, mde use of it as the Royal Pantheon of the Chakri Dynasty, bestowing on it the name Prasat Phra Thep Bidon (meaning the Shrine of the Celestial Ancestors). Life-size statues of the five preceeding kings from King Rama I to King Rama V were initially ins...
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Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit : Amnat Charoen Province
2007-09-11 05:46:00
Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit is on Highway 2049 about 2 kilometers from Amphoe Phana centre. It is an old temple. Phra Lao Thep Nimit, an ancient Buddha image , is houses in the beautiful ordination hall is about 200 years old. The Ubosot (convocation hall) is of the Lanna architectural style .The principal sacred Buddha image, in the attitude of Subduing Mara is lacquered and gilded.source:Tourism Authority of Thailandphoto:thai-tourRelated Tags: Buddha Image/temple/thai temple/wat/Wat Thai
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Wat Supattanaram : Ubon Ratchathani
2007-08-25 06:24:00
This is a royal temple of the Dhammayut Sect in the northeast. The temple, built in 1853 on the bank of the Mun River surrounded by beautiful and tranquil scenery. There is a Thai-Chinese-European style ordination hall, which houses the principal serene Buddha image of the temple.photo: thai-tourRelated Tags: Wat Supattanaram/Ubon Ratchathani,/thai temple/Wat thai/temple
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Wat Nong Bua : Ubon Ratchathani
2007-08-25 06:08:00
This is the only temple in this province that has a rectangular Chedi , which is an imitation of Chedi Buddhakhaya of India. The temple is located on the outskirts of Ubon Ratchathani on Highway No. 212 (Ubon-Amnat Charoen). At the 3-km. marker on the highway, turn into a side road and proceed for 800 meters to the temple.Related Tags: Wat Nong Bua/Ubon Ratchathani/thai temple/Thai Chedi/temple/Buddhakhaya
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Wat Nong Pah Pong : Ubon Ratchathani
2007-08-25 05:49:00
Wat Nong Pa Phong is a mediation center with a quiet and peaceful atmosphere where a number of foreigners practice Buddhism. The center is located on Highway No. 2178 about 6 kilometers from the city. Wat Nong Pa Phong and Wat Pa Nanachat, provide a special opportunity for non-Thai speakers to find out more about Buddhism and to experience the insight meditation (Vipassana-style of meditation). For those interested, it is recommended that you can pay a visit to the temple of your choice and discuss with foreign monks beforehand. The participation in the meditation course may require some commitments. Call Wat Nong Pa Phong at tel. 045 322729 for more information. Staff speaks English.Necessities to take with you when staying in Buddhist temple/monastery/retreat Centre:The following items are suggested as useful to take:- Clothes:Loose fitting, easily cared for. Simple sandals and some loss fitting tops, especially T-shirts are highly recommended. An umbrella can be useful in the rai...
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Wat Neramit Wipattasana : Loei
2007-08-14 15:38:00
The temple is located on a hillside near Phra That Si Song Rak. Both the ordination hall and pagoda, which are constructed of laterite, were designed from the imagination of both monks and novices. On touring the interior visitors will notice a resemblance to the great temples of Bangkok. Other than a replica of Phra Phutthachinnarat (of Phitsanulok Province) that is enshrined here, there is a wax figure of the late Luang Pho Phra Maha Phan Sila Wisuttho, the founder of the temple.photo:moohinRelated Tags: Wat Neramit Wipattasana/Loei /Wat/Temple /thai temple
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Prathat Tha Uthen : Nakhon Phanom
2007-08-07 07:03:00
Phra That Tha Uthen is located opposite Hin Bun town in Laos. It is situated approximately 26 kilometers north of the city on Highway 212. Similar in style to Phra That Phanom, Phra That Tha Uthen is 66 meters high. Constructed in 1912, the chedi (pagoda) houses the relics of the Lord Buddha?s disciple brought from over from Yangon, Myanmar.[source:thai-tour.com]Related Tags: Pra That/Phra That Tha Uthen/Nakhon Phanom/Chedi /thai temple/wat
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PRASAT NANG RAM : Nakorn Ratchasima province
2007-08-07 06:44:00
Prasat Nang Ram is located 79 kilometers far from town on the route No. 2 It can be reached by driving 62 kilometers to the crossroads of Ban Wat, then turing right along the highway No. 207 for 22 kms. To Ban Nang Ram and finally turining left with travelling further for 4 kilometers. Prasat Nang Ram was built in Khmer style during the 12th century to be a nursing place. The sanctuary consists of the main stupa an vihara surrounded by laterite walls. Outside the wall, there is a pond lined with stepped laterite. Far away 80 meters, surrounded by leterite walls and the U-shaped pond are other three stupas assumed to be the residence of medical men.Related Tags: Prasat Nang Ram/Nakorn Ratchasima/Prasat/ancient ruins
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