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Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo :

Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide : Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo
        Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo is around 13 kilometers from the city of Nakhon Ratchasim. It is located on Ratchasima Pakthongchai Road and covers and area of 218 acres. It is one of the most modern zoos of Asia and is home to over 500 animals, including the magnificent large animals from Africa.More....


Wat Na Phra That :

Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide : Wat Na Phra That
        Nakhon Ratchasima Province is located in the northeastern part of Thailand. The provincial capital is also called Nakhon Ratchasima and is considered to be the gateway to Isan.  More....

 



 
 



Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide :

Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park 

        Nakhon Ratchasima was an important part of the Khmer kingdom; it was one of the main routes to the Khmer Kingdom. You can easily see this fact in Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park. It is believed that some parts of the park are even older than Angkor Wat located in Cambodia.

 

        Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park has a massive Angkor shrine made from white sandstone. This shrine is around 30 meters tall and is surrounded by smaller shrines, which pink in color. In the park also has the maximum number of Khmer buildings in Thailand. You can see four gateways in the compound and a number of sculptures that lead to the shrine.

        The shrine is surrounded by four porches and an antechamber leads into each porch. The pyramidal roof is supported by Garuda, and the terraces are interspersed with Nagas.

        Another interesting aspect is a carved stone door lintel. The carving shows a divine figure dressed in an elephant skin which is worn upside down and the figure is dancing on couple of figures lying prostrate on the ground. On either side of this divine figure are rows of seated Buddha images dressed in royal attire and below these images are rows of celestial figures dancing.

        Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park was restored in a great way and this further ehanced its magnificence. Besides Angkor Wat, this park offers some of the best examples of Khmer architecture. You can also visit a modern museum that exhibits the precious artifacts from the site. The museum also has a gift shop and restaurant.

Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide : Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park

 

 

 

 

 
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