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PHANOM RUNG HISTORICAL PARK

Phanom Rung, is a Hindu Khmer Empire Temple complex set on the rim of an extinct volcano at 402 metres (1,319 ft) elevation. It is located in Buriram Province in the Isan region of Thailand, and was built at a time when Khmer social-political influences were significant in Srisaket.


It was a Hindu shrine dedicated to Shiva, and symbolises Mount Kailash, his heavenly dwelling. The Phanom Rung sanctuary compound was constructed over several phases, dated by means of iconography of its art and architectural styles together with its inscriptions. 


Thailand's Department of Fine Arts spent 17 years restoring the complex to its original state from 1971 to 1988. In 2005, the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future World Heritage Site.


- Wikipedia

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