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Ban Makha, Khorat- Kon kaen road, Tambon Pho, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima
Another must-visit Khmer sanctuary, it is believed that Prasat Phanom Wan was built in the 15th Buddhist century and was renovated during 18th and 19th century. The place was the Hindu religion and later became a Buddhist ritual site. Although most of the place was ruined, the main pagoda and a tiered pagoda are still remaining. Surrounded with sandstone walkway and laterite wall around the sanctuary, the southwest area is a sandstone pagoda called Prang Noi with the large Buddha statue inside. Outside the area comprises of Gopura (a sanctuary doorway or porch) situated in the form of tall tower in four directions. The east side of the sanctuary features the trace of a moat and hill called “Noen Oraphim”.
Getting there:The place is located in Ban Makha, Tambon Pho. Tourists are able to drive from the Nakhon Ratchasima-Khon Kaen road for 15 kilometers and proceed for another 5 kilometers to the site
The easiest way is to start at Thao Suranari Monument (Ya Mo Monument) and head to Jor Hor Sub-District. Take mitraphab road (Sura Narai) and pass by Nakhonratchasima University. Keep heading to Khon Kaen and cross the bridge for 7 kilometers more. When you reach at the junction, you will spot the traffic sign indicating ‘Wat Nhong Bua, Wat Nhong Jok, Wat Phanomwan’ on your right. Turn right along the way for 5 kilometers and you will reach at the destination.