Ban Ta Pek
Located atop an extinct volcano, this ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva is an impressive example of Khmer Angkor era temple architecture in Thailand. Inscriptions put the name of Prasat Phnom Rung’s creator as Narendraditya, a descendant of the Mahidharapura dynasty and related to King Suryavarman ll, the creator of Angkor Wat.
Assorted buildings and galleries all exquisitely carved along a 200-metre long pathway paved in laterite and sandstone, and lined with lotus bud pillars marks the start of your symbolic journey from earth to Mount Meru, the heavenly abode of the gods. The layout of the temple is such that on certain days during the...
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