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  Phu Phrabaht Historical Park

 

Thailand

Phu Phrabaht Historical Park in Udonthani is an open-air museum with some unusual rock formations, scattered on a 3,430 rai plot of land.

 

Many of those have been made into religious shrines, and it is the setting for a local folktale called Nang Usa-Thao Barot, where Nang Usa, the female protagonist in the tale, was sent by her father to be educated in science by a hermit.

 

  Phu Phrabaht Historical Park

 

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The  girl lived alone in this mushroom-shaped earthen pillar which thus became known as Ho Nang Usa, i.e. Nang Usa's Watchtower (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMP, TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).

1743'59.5"N 10221'11.6"E