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|30-06-2017, 06:37 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2014
Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park, Kanchanaburi.
About 37 Km out from Kanchanaburi is the Western-most outpost of the Khmer Empire.
Prasat Muang Sing.
It marked the Western border of the Khmer in Thailand. At the height of its power, the vast Khmer empire stretched out all the way West to deep into present day Kanchanaburi province in the Western part of Thailand.
Besides being a temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, Prasat Muang Singh and surrounding town most likely served as a military stronghold, to defend the Khmer empire from attacks from the West.
Muang Singh, meaning “Lion city”, is completely surrounded by a laterite wall. The Khwae Noi river runs along the South end of the complex.
The main temple that stands in the center of the complex was built between the 12th and 14th century in Bayon style, named after the Bayon temple in Angkor that was built around the same time.
Can see here on Google Maps.
I do love riding me bike around these parts, and it's a nice place to pop into.
The surrounding area.
Fokin' Lulu-smooth-mouth getting in for the Thai price.
If you lack the Gift of the Lulu it will knock you back 100thb plus 50thb for yer motorbike.
Not a lot really.
Entering the complex.
Guesthouse too, would be a very peaceful place to stay and unwind for a night I'd imagine.
Plus you could probably sneak out and root on top of the temple.
Riding around, you can park up and head down to the temples.
More pics from people that actually got off their bike and actually went down to the temples.
Nicely maintained complex.
These are the guesthouses, just outside the old city walls.
Nice and peaceful, until the big Disco Boats come along.
Looking back into the complex.
And down where they've excavated a couple of ancient skeletons.
Lots to see around this area.
Sai Yok Waterfall is great. Just get there before or after the coasches full of Ruskies get there.
Living in Bkk, I do love jumping on the bike and spending the day riding around this area.
|01-07-2017, 03:37 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2005
|01-07-2017, 03:48 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2014
Very nice, and lots to do, depending on who you're with - yourself or friends, on motorbikes, or with wife and kids and depending on local transport.
2 Hr longtail speedboat ride is great, cheap too, around 800thb or something. Sai Yok waterfall is a nice trip. A bike ride up to the 3 Pagoda Pass is fantastic riding.
|01-07-2017, 04:52 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2014
For the longtail speedboat trip, they'll love it.
About 2 hrs. Stops at a cemetery along the river and then a big cave and temple complex, which is actually kinda cool, further up the river. Only about 800thb per boat. Good fun.
|02-07-2017, 08:07 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2014
Thnx for thd pix, Lulu. Velly nice.
@storekeeper - Terry did a pic thread (last year?) of the death railway, museum, etc. It's somewhere in this forum. It was on one of his road trips with his gf. However, I dunno if he hosted his pix on Photobucket. If he did, then pix are gone since PB now wants payment.
|02-07-2017, 12:38 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
I was at the Cemetery across the street from the 'Museum' and some of the Thais were walking around with their little toy dogs in the cemetery taking selfies & allowing their dogs to piss on the graves of people who were laid there.
Couldn't believe it.
Several families were selfie taking & had their rugrat children running around the graves like it was a fucking playground.
Another family was eating from plastic bags like they do, throwing the trash on the ground - in the cemetery FFS.
So theres that. Ive never seen anything like it.
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