Posted on: 25th February 2016
Located 62 kilometers from Korat city, Prasat Nang Ram was constructed in 13th century during the reign of King Chaiworaman VII, who was the last in the line of the great emperors of Khmer. It was once called ‘Arokhayasan’ by the ancient Khmers which when translated to English means a hospital. This place has been considered to be under the support of Buddha Bhai-shajyaguru Vaiduryaprabha who is the Lord Master of healing and is known to heal humans from their bad karma and guilt as well as endows humans with good health.
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The place is now a ruin, it comprises of groups of buildings that were built in close proximity to each other, but most of these building at present are just left with their bases and entry gates. Though there are two pagodas located in the east of Prasat Nang Ram which are still complete in their structural design and are covered by a laterite wall with two entrances, which are also called Gopura. On the other side of the wall there is a pond which has many other structures close to it where many lintels can be observed, similar to the lintels and pilasters that can be seen on the two entrances. It is here in these building that many ancient items were also discovered.
How to Reach?
The ancient building can be reached by following highway number 2 for about 62 kilometers till one reaches Ban Wat intersection from where one needs to shift to highway number 207 and travel further for about 22 kilometers. On reaching Ban Ya Kha one needs to turn left and cover another four kilometers to reach Prasat Nang Ram.
Charges and Opening Timings : There is no entry fee and the site remains open from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm.