Udon Thani Travel Guide :
Phu Phra Bat Historical Park
| Phu Phra Bat Historical Park is really worth a visit with all its ancient buildings and artifacts from pre-historic times. Most of the architecture and design styles found here range from Dvaravati to Lop Buri to Lanchang eras.
The park is located in the forest of Pa Khua Nam in the district of Ban Phue. Besides the ancient buildings, you should be prepared to get amazed by the natural rock shapes. It is believed that these rocks were shaped because of glacial movements that occurred millions of years ago.
What is amazing at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park is that many of the buildings and artifacts were build using natural things without the use of man-made items. For example, a rock has been used to make a stupa rather than using bricks.
Phu Phra Bat Historical Park is spread over an area of 1,200 acres and is famous for its landscape, shape of the rocks and caves. In addition, you can also see remnants of some pre-historic paintings on the face of the cliff. The paintings, many of which are very faint, show the way the pre-historic community that was living here eked its livelihood.
You can also see markers used to centuries ago to mark the boundaries of Buddhist temples. These markers are calle Bai-sema in Thai language and in the park they are made from sandstone and shaped like leaves. Archaeological evidence shows that the bai-sema are from the Dvaravati period.
Nature lovers will love Phu Phra Bat Historical Park because they can take the many trails and hike through the park where they can admire the flora and fauna.