Catagorize: Historical Sites & Monuments
Contact: Tamnaksai Village, Bakdong sub-district, Khunharn district, Sri Saket Tel. -
Tamnaksai Khmer Ruins or Tamchan Khmer Ruins is a small castle located in Tamnaksai Village, Bakdong sub-district, Khunharn district, Sri Saket. It is 20 kilometers away from the town. It is believed to be built around 15-16 B.E. when the construction of single stupa is popular following the belief of “Saiwa” whose God is known as Shiva. Tamnaksai Khmer Ruins is believed to be a community stupa as the area is rebuilt into a flat ground allowing people to residing around the area.
Tamnaksai Khmer Ruins is a single stupa of brick built on a sandstone base. The stupa is rectangular with 4 meters long. There is entrance door on the east, while the other three sides have entrances with a door frame carved into the brickwork.
There are 2 lion statues in front of the stupa. There used to be a lintel depicting sleeping Narayana, MahaLakshmi Mahadevi sitting on the floor, Brahma coming out of the navel with two hermits sitting in the arch frame. Nowadays, this lintel is preserved in Phimai National Museum in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Direction: from Khun Harn district, take the highway 2127 (Khun Harn-Ban Sumrongkiat) for 20 kilometers. Tamnaksai Khmer Ruins is on the left side.
Office Hours: Every day from 08.30-16.30
Entrance Fees: Free
For more information, please contact 0 4451 4447.