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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Take a look at the stunning sandstone lintel below: (this one’s from Sikhoraphum, Surin, Thailand), astonishingly well preserved, sharp detail, deep relief, complex and intricate subject matter – a masterpiece and what an incredible amount of work! Well it’s actually an even more complicated oeuvre, (which means egg in French), than you would imagine. It’s not just a case of…

Small but well preserved brick and sandstone Hindu temple complex dating from the 11th century,  lying just east of Surin Town. (The exact reign is unknown but Suryavarman I, or Udayadityavarman II look like good suspects.) The ‘quincunx’ layout of 4 towers surrounding a central tower on a square laterite base is common in Cambodia but unique in Thailand and…

Little do most people realise when they’re whizzing along in their bright blue bus that many important routes in Thailand’s impressive 21st century road network follow the traces of, and are built over the top of, ancient roads dating from the Angkor period. (As for example with England’s road infrastructure and the Romans.) The extensive Angkor road network covered not…

One of Thailand’s remotest and least visited Angkor period temples, yet it’s very remoteness, jungle setting and total lack of tourist development are exactly what made it a great little temple to visit. It’s missing the grandeur of Phnom Rung, the photogenic lily-ponds of Muan Tam and the well preserved carvings of Sikhorapum but Ta Muan is an interesting enough…