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Khmer legacy

"For almost 400 years, from the 9th century onward, much of the northeast of Thailand was dominated by the Khmer civilization, which was centered around the famous temples of Angkor, in Cambodia...The great period of building in Thailand came under King Suriyavarman I (1002-1050)." (Thailand, a Traveler's Companion, Asia Books) Among the many monuments built during this period were Wat Prasat Hin Phimai, outside of Korat in Nakhon Ratchasima Province; Wat Prasat Phanom Rung in Buri Ram Province; and Muang Sing ("Lion City") in Kanchanaburi Province.
Wat Phimai
Wat Phimai
Wat Phnom Rung
Wat Phnom Rung
Muang Sing
Muang Sing