Si Thep Historical Park

Khao Khlang Nai Ancient Monument

Some 130 km. south of Phetchabun on Highway 21. and another 9 km. alter a left turn, lie the ruins of Si Thep.

An ancient town where many structures still remain indicative of its past prosperity during the 11th-18th Buddhist Centuries, Si Thep was the centre of contact between the Dvaravati Kingdom in the Central Plains and the Khmer Kingdom in the Northeast.

There are widespread remains of laterite buildings and of several ponds. Artefacts found here include elaborate lintels, Sema stones (used to mark out the limits of Buddhist temples) and jewellery.

 

 

Things to do in Si Thep Historical Park


Prang Si Thep Ancient Monument

Prang Si Thep Ancient Monument

This monument is square in shape and was built of brick with a laterite base. Its lotus-shaped top, carved from sandstone, has fallen off. The Khmer’s association with Hinduism is…

Prang Reusi Ancient Monument

Prang Reusi Ancient Monument

Prang Ruesi is a Khmer tower located at Wat Pa Sra Khwae temple, approximately 2 kilometers from Si Thep town to the north. This group of monuments consisted of a…

Khao Khlang Nok Ancient Monument

Khao Khlang Nok Ancient Monument

Khao Klang Nok is situated on Ban Sra Prue, approximately 2 kilometers further north of Si Thep ancient town. At present, it is a large laterite base, measuring about 64…

Khao Khlang Nai Ancient Monument

Khao Khlang Nai Ancient Monument

This literate monument is rectangular in shape and faces east. It is about 28.40 meters wide, 44.30 meters long, 12.00 meters high and was covered with mortar wgich was then…