Historical

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Ban Samoh Stone Sanctuary

18Dec

Located at Tambon Samoh, Amphoe Prang Ku. The sanctuary has several important components which are
Pagoda : The pagoda is built of laetrile and is square in shape. It has fake doorways in 3 directions; the one facing south has a lintel over it. There is also a print attached to the pagoda.
Chapel : This is another laetrile structure and is located at the southeastern part of the wall. A doorway faces west.
Wall : Built of laetrile, it has a doorway in the shape of an “X”

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Prang Ku Sanctuary

18Dec

Prang Ku Sanctuary is in Ban Ku, Amphoe Prang Ku, about 10 km. from the district center. The pagoda there is made of large bricks just like Si Khoraphum Sanctuary in Surin which is an Khmer sanctuary over 1,000 years old. A large pond about 1 km. long is directly in front of Prang Ku and is a favorites feeding ground for large flocks of birds.

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Wat Sa Kamphaeng Noi Stone Sanctuary

18Dec

The sanctuary has a Prang (Pagoda) and a chapel made of laterite. A large pond is in front of the pagoda. The pond, the pagoda and the chapel are all encircled by a laterite wall. A lintel of Phra Warun, the god of rain, was once above the doorway. Inside, the good was carried by 3 swans.

The Papuan-style sanctuary was believed to have been built in the 10th sanctuary. The sanctuary might have been a place for religious ceremonies when it was first constructed, but renovated or altered in the 12th century during the reign of King Chai Woraman VII as can be seen from traces of Bayon architecture. The sanctuary was called “Arokayasan” then, meaning a hospital or a communal place.

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Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai Sanctuary

18Dec

The sanctuary is Sisaket’s largest Khmer stone structure. There are 3 pagodas on the same base from north to south and facing west. The middle building is the main pagoda made of sandstone and some bricks. The other 2 pagodas are made of bricks with some sand stone decorations such as a lintel and doorway frame. Behind the southern pagoda stands another brick pagoda and in front of there are 2 brick chapels surrounded by a crooked porch of laterite and sandstone. Doorway face all 4 directions. The main pagoda features a lintel of the god Indra god Naria lying on a pedestal over Naga. The pagoda of the south has another lintel of the gods Shiva and Uma seated.

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Khun Ampai Panich Building

18Dec

Located in Mueang Municiplaity, Ubon Road, the beautiful building belongs to Si Sa Ket nobleman Khun Ampai Panich (In Naga-siharat). Built by Chinese and Mon technicians in 1925, the Chinese style building was gracefully decorated with stucco. It is well renovated and preserved, and eventually won gold medal in the project of conversing urban architecture in 1987. The Fine Art Department has registered the building as ancient building already.

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Khao Phra Wihan

18Dec

This park covers an area along the Thai-Cambodian border. Tourist attractions in the park include viewpoints on a cliff and a Khmer bas-relief. The park is at the end of Highway No. 221, 36 kilometres south of the district office and 98 kilometres from Sisaket town.

Prasat Khao Phra Wihan or the Preah Vihear Sanctuary is a grand historical site and the centre of a Khmer community on the highlands of Cambodia. The site was built during the 16th – 17th Buddhist century and is more than 600 metres above level ground. Though physically in Cambodia, the sanctuary is easier to reach from the Thai side. From Pha Mo I Daeng, there is a 2-kilometre footpath with historical sites lined all the way to the mountaintop. The sanctuary offers a spectacular view of the Cambodian lowlands.