After waking up to breakfast at the hotel, discover the wonders of the Khmer Empire at Prasat Hin Phimai. Nowadays it’s a small town, but in the era of the Khmer Empire, it was an important principality directly connected through the ancient Dharmasala route to the legendary Angkor in Cambodia. Continue
the Dharmasala route, descending towards the southeast to the magnificent temple of Phanom Rung, in Buriram Province. Phanom Rung has bequeathed us with some of the finest carvings in bas-relief, one of the best examples of Khmer artisanship in Southeast Asia. Next, visit the ruins of the temple of Prasat Muang Tam, another splendid jewel of Khmer art. Enjoy lunch en route before continuing to Ubon Ratchathani, in the heart of Isaan, and make a few stops of high historical and architectural interest. Just beyond the city of Surin are the ruins of Sikhoraphum, one of the most ancient Khmer temples, dating back to the 10th century AD. Near the provincial capital of Sisaket, we find Wat Kamphaeng Yai. In modern Thai, it means ‘great wall’, which denotes the majesty of this place of worship built between the 11th and 12th centuries. Arrive in Ubon Ratchathani late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Overnightin Ubon Ratchathani.