Visiting the Phra That Phu Phek near Sakhon Nakhon

Traveling in Thailand

In 2010 we did visit family of my wife in Sakhon Nakhon province and we did also visit the Phra That Phu Phek ruins of a Hindu sanctuary from about the 11th - 12th century A.D. Build during the time of the Greater Khmer Kingdom that did reach that far into nowadays Thailand! It is located 37 km west of Sakhon Nakhon in the North-East of Thailand (Isaan). It is 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. All over North-East Thailand you can find remains of temples, hospitals & libraries build during the Greater Khmer Kingdom.

Traveling in Thailand

Traveling in Thailand


One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!