Entrance through Naga Bridge to the
Inner Part to the Main Tower
(Bangkoksite photos taken on May 13, 2000).
Rung Historical Park This is a very important
place of worship in the Lop Buri period,
and now it is about 1,000 years old.
It is situated atop a mountain, 1,320 feet above sea level, in
Tambon Ta Pek, Chalerm Prakiat District, Buriram Province,
How to Get There : Travel from
Bangkok to Nakhon
Ratchasima Province, go along highway
No.24 toward Buriram and turn right
at Ban Tako to Prasat Phanom Rung
for about 12 kms. Total distance
from Bangkok is about 390 kms. Most visitors travel by cars or by
buses and plan for overnight stay in Nakhon Ratchasima where there are
many interesting places to visit.
Click here for
and Aerial Photograph.
Phanom Rung Historic Park is on the
rim of an extinct volcano;
lava is still scattered around the top. In the former times the
crater was a natural Baray or reservoir. Phanom Rung is a
Hindu Shrine of the Sivaite sect with Shiva as the ruling god.
It is recommended that visitors follow the road to the car park
and start walking and climbing stone staircases. There are
three platforms leading to the first pavilion and there is a stone
path which has 67 boundary stones along its sides. At the
end of the causeway there is the first Naga bridge and then
another steeper staircases with five platforms to the sanctuary.
Opening Hours :
Open everyday from 06.00 - 18.00 hrs.