BURIRAM – Phanom Rung Historical Park has seen a very high number of tourists since the start of the Songkran Festival. The number is expected to topple 50,000 people on the last day of the long holiday.
Phanom Rung Historical Park is crowded with Thai and foreign tourists travelling from Lao PDR, China, and western countries. According to park officials, the park has been visited by at least 10,000 people a day since the first day of Songkran on April 13th.
Park officials are on a heightened sense of alert to prevent any unexpected incidents as well as assist tourists in need. At least 60 security personnel are on standby on a daily basis.
Chief of Phanom Rung Historical Park, Wasan Thepsuriyanon, said the number of visitors throughout the 5-day period (April 13th – April 17th) could be as high as 50,000 people.
Phanom Rung Historical Park is one of Thailand’s most famous Khmer architecture sites, aged over a thousand years old. Built on an extinct volcano, it was originally a Hindu religious site and later became a Buddhist one.