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800 year old castle in Korat successfully renovated

 

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NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 22 August 2016 (NNT) - An 800-year-old castle in Khon Buri district, Nakhon Ratchasima province is going to become a new tourist attraction after undergoing a 10-month renovation. 

South Khon Buri sub-district Mayor Somchart Dejdon complimented the beauty of the ancient castle during a follow-up inspection. The renovation was carried out by the Department of Fine Arts. 

He said Khon Buri residents were pleased to learn that the castle had been successfully restored, adding that he expected to see a high number of tourists at the site which is located inside Ban Khon Buri Nakhon Thammakosit Wittayakarn School. 

It is believed that the castle, commonly known as Prasart Khon Buri, was built during the reign of King Chai Woraman VII or around 800 years ago. It also served as a hospital to treat sick pilgrims traveling through the town to attend religious ceremonies in other cities. 

 
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If the renovations and people who did it anything like the people who renovated

my place for a tone of money, they will have to re do it as soon things will

start to fall apart.....

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i am hoping the pic is of its unrestored state, if not then it looks like it was put together by a group of 10 year olds.

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That's a castle ? Looks like a small bungalow that was hit by a bomb

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thailand has some good history, sadly no one to research and document it...

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Oh dear, oh my, oh geez, god....please someone inform someone that there are no castles here

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^Prasat, a Khmer and Thai term meaning castle, palace, or temple.

Looks interesting. Love these old khmer ruins. Doesn't look like there's much in Khonburi. Can see us paying a visit - anybody been to khonburi?

Here's some further pictures of the Castle.
http://nwnt.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNSOC5908220010007

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And for those who would like to go and visit this site, the GPS data would read 14.574623, 102.153784; open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, incl. weekends. 

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3 hours ago, taichiplanet said:

i am hoping the pic is of its unrestored state, if not then it looks like it was put together by a group of 10 year olds.

 

Like Stonehenge looks any better?  Yet, it draws tourists by the busload...

 

Still, I hope they didn't spend their tourist earnings just yet.

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Thanks for the GPS coordinates - I did search Google maps but couldn't find it, so very helpful.

So I now know where it is - what area is best to stay to visit?

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...they aren't serious are they....???

 

...how much did it set them back piling those stones/bricks up...???

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3 hours ago, Sydebolle said:

And for those who would like to go and visit this site, the GPS data would read 14.574623, 102.153784; open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, incl. weekends. 

Even though I have no intentions to visit, 

it's great to see someone provide the location, 

which is certainly going to be helpful for those who wish to visit this location.

Cheers to you Sydebolle for your time, 

and gracious consideration for others.

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Looks like they bought all the old blocks from Angkhor Wat that they have piled out the back. Parts of some ruins were dis-assembled to remove trees and the bloke in charge died and now no-one knows how it goes back together. Maybe they got some cheap and built this old/new castle? Possible?? Any one ever see this before the re-build?

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     There's one of these structures in Ban Kruat. Called Prasat Thawng (sp) it's located next to the market place. For years it lay in ruins overgrown with big trees and vegetation/ About 3 years ago some organisation (I don't know who) started to renovate the place. The trees were cut down, vegetation cleared and a front end loader brought in the shift accumulated dirt. A friend of mine who is a bit of an amateur  archaeologist tore his hair out at the sight of heavy machinery working in a thousand year old structure.

   The renovation is now complete and it looks quite impressive. The grounds have been landscaped with moats and lawns, in fact it looks a lot better than the one in the OP picture IMO.

    It's a typical Khmer building in the style of Ankhor Wat and Phanom Rung which is to be found 30 kilometres to its North East. It is said that it was probably a resting place come hospital staging post on the road from Phanom Rung to Ankhor Wat the main capital city at that time.

   If you're in Ban Kruat have a look at it, no entrance fee or anything like that, it's probably worth half an hour of your time if you're interested in that sort of thing.

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