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Prasat Phanomwan

Khorat-Khon Kaen Road Ban Pho Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima Nakhon Ratchasima -Thailand

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It is believed that Prasat Phanomwan 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.

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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".

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Wat Liap

Nakhon Ratchasima-Thailand

Wat Liap Korat is a lesser-known temple located in the Nakhon Ratchasima Province of Thailand, which is also known as Korat. The temple is located in the Non Sung district, which is about 20 kilometers from the city of Korat.

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Wat Liap Korat is a small temple that is not as well known as some of the other temples in Thailand, but it is still worth a visit for those interested in Buddhist temples and culture. The temple is known for its peaceful and serene atmosphere, as well as its beautiful gardens and traditional Thai architecture.

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One of the highlights of Wat Liap Korat is its large reclining Buddha statue, which measures about 15 meters long and is located in a peaceful outdoor area surrounded by trees and flowers. The temple also has several other Buddha images, as well as a small museum that houses ancient artifacts and religious objects.

In addition to its religious significance, Wat Liap Korat is also an important cultural site in the Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

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Ya Nui Beach

Phuket

Ya Nui is a beautiful beach located on the southern end of Phuket Island, Thailand. It is a small beach compared to other popular beaches on the island, but it is known for its crystal-clear water and stunning views of nearby islands.

Ya Nui beach is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The water is calm and clear, which makes it perfect for underwater exploration. The beach is also surrounded by coral reefs, which are home to a variety of marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, and even octopuses.

While Ya Nui beach is not as crowded as some of the other popular beaches on Phuket Island

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Wongburi House and Museum

Phrae-Thailand

Wongburi (or Vongburi) House is a beautiful two-storey teak mansion built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and now open to the public as museum. Phrae royal genealogy has us somewhat confused but, if we’ve understood correctly, the mansion was the home of Luang Phongphibun and his wife Chao Nantha. Nantha was a princess of the Phrae royal family and Phongphibun was a noble who’d made a lot of dosh out of the profitable teak trade.
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The spectacular and beautifully preserved residence, set in manicured gardens, is a classic example of turn-of-the-century Northern Thai style. The architecture isn’t classically Thai but shows European influences, as the French, British, Dutch and others were heavily involved in the teak business in northern Thailand during this period. The two-storey, tile-roofed, high-ceiling and wide-balcony style is somewhat reminiscent of colonial buildings you may see, for example, in Burmese hill stations but the intricate wood carving on gables and balustrades harks back to traditional Lanna style. It’s a Thai take on the ‘gingerbread’ form, a late 19th century colonial invention thought to have originated from French mansions in Haiti. Its elaborate, flamboyant features and use of bright colours is said to resemble model houses formerly built by children out of gingerbread dough.
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The same goes for the interiors, which are a fusion of Thai and European, since clearly at the time if you wanted to display your wealth and sophistication you integrated the latest foreign elements while demonstrating the obligatory Thainess. These mansions actually can be seen across North Thailand: Chiang Mai, Lampang and Phayao for instance, where European traders and wealthy locals displayed the profits of the lucrative teak trade. Phrae however probably boasts the best stock of all of these colonial fusion buildings.

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One special Thai addition to the style are the dungeon-esque basements frequently found in these buildings but these are generally off limits to the public. The ground and first floors are open and display the furniture and contents of the house as it would have been a century ago as well as plenty of photos and family heirlooms. Explanations in English are in short supply but exhibits largely speak for themselves and demonstrate the luxury and wealth of these noble families.
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Certain parts of the house — the kitchen and living room for example — show more recent fittings (the residence remains in the family’s hands and was lived in until recently), including an old black and white TV set, which adds to the effect. The interior is fascinating and make sure you do a circuit of the outside of the building, too.
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The Coral Pagoda -Khanom-Thailand 2023

The Coral Pagoda, also known as Wat Tham Khao Plueng, is a Buddhist temple located in Khanom district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, southern Thailand.

What makes the Coral Pagoda unique is that it is built entirely from coral reef, giving it a distinct texture and appearance compared to other temples in the area. The temple is situated on a hilltop, providing stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the Gulf of Thailand.

Visitors can explore the temple grounds, which include several halls, pagodas, and shrines. One of the most striking features of the temple is the main prayer hall, which is adorned with intricate carvings and houses a large Buddha statue.

The Coral Pagoda is also a popular site for meditation and spiritual retreats, with several quiet areas for reflection and contemplation. Visitors can also participate in traditional Buddhist ceremonies and offerings, such as lighting incense and offering flowers.

Overall, the Coral Pagoda is a unique and beautiful temple that offers visitors a glimpse into Thailand’s rich Buddhist culture and the natural beauty of the southern region.

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