advertise here

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ku Ban Daeng, mahasarakham, isaan, 23.05.11

Ku Ban Daeng, Amphor Wapi Patum, Mahasarakham, is a Mahayana temple built by the Khmer Empire in the 13th century A.D.. There were 3 laterite buildings facing east, 1 still stands today, with 1 gone and 1 a pile of stones. You can still see the lintel showing Buddha sheltered by the Naga at the middle. Avalokitesvara and Prajaparmita on the left.
The Fine Arts Department declared the registration of Ku Ban Daeng in the Royal Gazette on 8 March 1935 and decleared the territory of the site 4rai 2ngam 15 march 1983.
This site is certainly worth a visit if heading North after a Visit to the Na Dun area.
click on the title to view mapped photos in picasa web.
This is another of those sites that while it might have made the Royal Gazette, is not worthy of a TAT listing