Prasat Phanom Wan
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Operating time: 07.00 - 18.00
Prasat Phanom Wan is in Ban Makha, Tambon Pho, around 15 kilometres from the city on the Nakhon Ratchasima-Khon Kaen road. A sign on the right shows the way on a road 5 kilometres more. This is an interesting Khmer sanctuary. It is believed that it was built in the 15th Buddhist century.
Later during the 18th-19th centuries, a stone building was built over it. From inscriptions found at the site, it is known that the sanctuary was used in the Hindu religion and later became a Buddhist site. Although most of it is in ruins, there is a clear form present, like the square main pagoda facing east and a tiered pagoda in front, as well as a path linking the two structures.
To the southwest is a building of red sandstone called “Prang Noi”. Inside is a large stone Buddha image. A roofed sandstone walkway and a laterite wall go around the sanctuary.
A Gopura (a sanctuary doorway or porch) in the form of a tall tower is situated in all 4 directions. Around 230 metres east of the sanctuary are traces of a moat and an earth hill that was the site of another Khmer building called “Noen Oraphim”.
How to get there around 15 kilometres from the city on the Nakhon Ratchasima-Khon Kaen road.
Category: ●Art, Culture and Heritage
Group: ●Historical Sites and Monuments
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Last Update: 3 YearAgo