Prasat Phanom Rung Historical Park

Prasat Phanom Rung is probably the most impressive and significant of the Khmer temples that can be found in Thailand. It has a knock-you-dead location, crowning the summit of a spent volcano, this sanctuary sits 200m above the paddy fields below.

Upon entering the site one sees a 160 meters long processional walkway leading up to the temple. Walking towards the temple provides impressive views of the main tower and the stairs leading to it. A pavilion on the right side of the walkway was built for the King to prepare himself for ceremonies in the temple.

At the end of the walkway you will find the first Naga bridge, followed by the wide stairway to the main tower. After passing a second Naga bridge you will arrive at the gallery that encloses the inner sanctuary. The naga bridges symbolise the passing from the earthly world into the world of the Gods.