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“. . . Prasat Phanom Rung, an Angkor temple dedicated to Shiva, the trinity god of destruction. It seemed appropriate enough for a shrine atop an extinct volcano.”

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“Ban Chiang is important as it serves as proof of a Bronze Age culture in a region formerly thought technologically backward at the time.”

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“Its city walls hug the River Kwae and house a shrine to those bodhisattvas, the benevolent enlightened ones . . .”

"The ruins of Lopburi are unique from most ancient sites that I had visited to this point. The modern town has been built up literally on top of and around the existing ruins."

“The ruins of Lopburi are unique from most ancient sites that I had visited to this point. The modern town has been built up literally on top of and around the existing ruins.”

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“Local legends tell of a Golden Age that once existed . . . throwing off the shackles of the Khmer Empire, one Thai kingdom stood strong, independent, and united . . . and it is credited as being the beginning of true Thai history.”

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“. . . little lore exists about any legendary founding and histories of Kamphaeng Phet. There is a style distinctive from Sukhothai, particularly in its Buddha statues . . .”

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“. . . renowned as one of the most spectacular in the region. Prasat Preah Vihear . . . is atop a 500 meter cliff looking south out over the jungles of Cambodia.”

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“I had been led here from a satellite photo indicative of many abandoned Dvaravati sites throughout Thailand: a rounded island artificially created by a moat in the landscape.”