Sandstone rock formations created by erosion, Phu Phra Bat Historical Park (Thailand)
Most of the bizarre rock formations in the park are featured in an enchanting local legend about a king (Phaya Kong Phan), his stunningly beautiful daughter (Nang Usa), a hermit (the Rishi Chantra) and a love-struck prince from another kingdom (Tao Baros). For details, go to my Phu Phra Bat Historical Park photo album.
According to the legend, this striking rock formation, Ho Nang-Usa, is said to be the tower where the beautiful princess was forced to live by her overprotective father.
Phu Phra Bat Historical Park (Stones Garden) is on the foothills of the Phu Phan Mountains in Ban Phu district, 68 km north-west of Udon Thani (northern Thailand).
The park is full of bizarre rock formations and shrines built around the boulders. Several temples and Buddhist shrines are located in the park. Sema stone markers and high relief sandstone Dvaravati-era Buddha images can also be seen. Evidence of prehistoric cultures can be found in a number of caves where there are wall paintings of humans and animals.
To see more photos and information about this place, go to my Phu Phra Bat Historical Park photo album.