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Khao Kha Archaeological Site

Categories: Local Destinations > Mountains & Wilderness

Address: Sao Phao, Sichon, Nakhon Sri Thammarat 80120 Thailand See map

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This is the site of a large community which existed in this area approximately 1500 years ago. The site was a sacred religious place of the Sawai Nikai Brahman sect who worshiped Shiva as their highest god. Khao Kha was regarded as being similar to the mythical Khao Phra Sumen, a centre of worship, that was surrounded by smaller, secondary historical sites. Many artefacts that were used in rites have been found here, including phallic symbols, holy water pipes, ruins, and an ancient pond. The site dates from the 8th-9th century. The Fine Arts Department completed its renovation in 1997.

  • Open days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Service hours

    08:00 to 17:00

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Map

  • Address

    Sao Phao, Sichon, Nakhon Sri Thammarat 80120 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 7535 6133 

  • Fax number

    +66 (0) 7534 0738 

  • Email

    office@nakhontourism.org 

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