Khao Phra Wihan National Park in Kantharalak, Sisaket

Khao Phra Wihan National Park, Sisaket

Khao Phra Wihan National Park is a natural area in Kantharalak, Sisaket province. The park sits at the top of the Pha Mo I Daeng cliff, part of the Dangrek mountains, close to the border between Thailand and Cambodia.

The park is the Thai gateway to Preah Vihear temple.

Prasat Preah Vihear comprises the ruins of an old Khmer sanctuary, behind the disputed 4.6 sq km area between Thailand and cambodia.

Sign at Khao Phra Wihan National Park in Kantharalak with the text: "Welcome to Pha Mo I Daeng, gateway to Prasat Khao Phra Wihan" in Kantharalak, Sisaket.
Sign at Khao Phra Wihan National Park in Kantharalak, Sisaket. Photo: Pawyilee.

Worth to visit in Khao Phra Wihan National Park:

Pha Mo I Daeng: A cliff at Thai-Cambodia Border.

Mo I Daeng rock art: Bas-relief sculptures, with a view of Cambodia.

Don Tuan Khmer Ruins: Built during the 10th-11th Century and located 300 metres from the border.

Namtok and Tham Khun Sri, a three-tiered waterfall, above a giant cave.

Twin Stupas: Built during the 11th Century, the Twin Stupas are two red sandstone structures, 1.93 m. square and 4.20 m. high, with lotus-bud-shaped apices.

Khao Phra Wihan National Park is usually open to everyone upon payment of an entrance fee of 50 THB.

Other places worth a visit in Sisaket are Wat Sombon or The Million Bottle Temple.

-Thailand News (TN)


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