Phra That Phu Pek

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Phra That Phu Pek
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Phra That Phu Pek is located in Thailand
Phra That Phu Pek
Phra That Phu Pek
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 17°11′31″N 103°56′14″E / 17.192068°N 103.937294°E / 17.192068; 103.937294Coordinates: 17°11′31″N 103°56′14″E / 17.192068°N 103.937294°E / 17.192068; 103.937294
Name
Proper name: Phra That Phu Pek
Location
Country: Thailand
Province: Sakon Nakhon
Architecture and culture
Architectural styles: Khmer
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
16th-17th Buddhist century

Phra That Phu Pek (Thai:พระธาตุภูเพ็ก) - is an ancient temple in Sakon Nakhon Province, the Isan region of Thailand. this ancient Khmer Ruin was built from sandstone, standing on a laterite base. This is a Buddhist temple ruin of Khmer origin in the form of a chedi, it was built in the 16th-17th Buddhist century. Moreover, this Khmer Ruins is special as it houses solar calendar, cube-shape rock, in its stupa. The ancient people used it for indicating position of the sun to indicate date for religious rites and agricultural seasons.

Phra That Phu Pek is located in tambon Na Hua Bo, Phanna Nikhom district, Sakon Nakhon Province of North-Eastern Thailand, about 37 km west of the town of Sakon Nakhon. The temple is situated within the Phu Phan National Park, in the Phu Phan Mountains. To get there, take the Sakon Nakhon-Udon Thani road for 22 kilometres and take a road on the left for 14 kilometres, then ascend 491 steps. The laterite pagoda is on a square base. Seemingly unfinished because it has no roof or pagoda top.

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