Take in a stunning sunrise on a trip to Pattaya - AsiaRooms.com

March 20, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
AsiaRooms.com reports people who are staying in Pattaya hotels should consider exploring the areas to the north-east of the city.

This is because there are a host of historical sites to be discovered and next month, one of them will be the location of a stunning sunrise display.

Prasat Phanom Rung is an ancient Hindu temple found to the east of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Just four times each year its 15 perfectly aligned doorways line-up precisely with the rising or setting sun, creating a spectacle that is certainly worth seeing for anyone staying in Thailand hotels.

Each event lasts for three days, with the next solar show due to take place on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

The doorways through which the sun's rays shine span a distance of 75 m within the temple's inner courtyard.

For local Hindus, this event has great significance and is the cause of a religious celebration.

As well as a host of small festivities to mark the occasion, each night a light and sound show is held for tourists to explain the significance of the sun's alignment with the temple's archways.

The earliest buildings of the complex were constructed in the tenth century AD, while other additions and carvings were made during the 11th and 12th centuries.