“Prasat Sadok Kok Thom at Sa Kaeo Province”

Sadok Kok Thom is another important historic site in Sa Kaeo. Situated in Ban Nong Samet, Khok Sung Subdistrict, this Khmer style sandstone castle was established to house idols and to be the site for conducting Hindu's rituals. The castle comprises three towers. Two stone inscriptions inscribed with ancient Khmer letters were found here. One indicated the construction period of the castle, whilst the other was erected in honour of King Athitayaworaman when the renovation work was completed in 1052. "Sadok Kok Thom" means a city that has plenty of reeds in tis large swamp.

At the castle on the right, there is something interesting. Patterned gable engraved in the image of a Bodhisattva seated above the porch of honor At the foot of the temple is a Naga Prok shape. The front entrance arch is almost as large as the entrance arch at Prasat Hin Phimai. Nakhon Ratchasima Province, The left side and the main sanctuary are in ruins. A little further from the outer wall, to the east, there is a large pond about 200 meters wide and 300 meters long.


Travel:

From Aranyaprathet District, take Highway No. 348 towards Ta Phraya District. Pass Khok Sung District Office for about 3.5 kilometers, on the left hand side will be Nong Waeng Subdistrict Administrative Organization Going further, there will be a junction where there is a sign to Prasat Sdok Kok Thom. Turn right along the Rural Road Sok 3018, passing Ban Suk Samran for about 7 kilometers. At Ban Nong Samet T-junction, turn left for about 2 kilometers along the paved road and follow the sign to find the entrance to the castle on the right. Turn another 2.5 kilometers to Prasat Sdok Kok Thom.

Prasat Sadok Kok Thom

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