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Phnom Rung Temple, Thailand
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Crowning the summit of an extinct volcano 70 stories above the rice paddies below, the Phnom Rung temple was built between the 10th & 13th centuries by the Angkor civilization of what's now Cambodia. The Phnom Rung temple complex is the largest and best restored Khmer monument in Thailand and is built in the classic Angkor style. Many of the carved figures are identical to those found at Angkor Wat.
The Phnom Rung Temple (also known as Prasat Phnom Rung) is located in the eastern Thailand province of Buriram.