Visiting the Phra That Phu Phek in Sakhon Nakhon

Visiting the Phra That Phu Phek in Sakhon Nakhon
Remains of the temple on top of the mountain

The Phra That Phu Phek is a Hindu sanctuary from about the 11th - 12th century A.D. in the Ancient Khmer period. Yes, the Greater Khmer Kingdom did reach that far into nowadays Thailand! It is located 37 km west of Sakhon Nakhon in the North-East of Thailand (Isaan). It as a 16-km drive from the Route 22 (leading to Sakhon Nakhon) and you can park your car halfway on the mountain next to a modern temple in the spirit of the old Khmer temple (have a look inside). From here a 490 steps stairs goes straight up to the top of the mountain where the ruins of the temple are. It is a heavy but rewarding climb all the way thru the jungle.


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