Ban Makha, Tambon Pho, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima

Lat/Long = 15°01'31”N, 102°11'37”E

GPS = 15.0250825,102.1914875


This medium-sized site is located about 20km northeast of Nakhon Ratchasima city (Korat).  It was built during the 10th-11th century A.D. to worship Shiva and repurposed as a Buddhist temple during the Ayutthaya period.  The main structures include a relatively large tower (prang) and an adjoining room with a rounded roof.  There is a statue of the Buddha inside the tower.  The central structures are surrounded by an elevated walkway and double wall made from sandstone and laterite.  The site has been restored: there aren't a lot of carved sandstone ornaments and only a few of the original lintels are in place.  There are a number of colennettes in the windows but they appear to be reproductions.  The main structures are made almost entirely of sandstone and sit on laterite foundations.  There is a small amount of brickwork on some portions of the surrounding wall.  Some small pieces of original carved sandstone are located by the primitive restroom laying on the ground.  Google Maps has over 100 photos of the site.


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