"Sema Ancient City" Nakhon Ratchasima Things to Do Tip by pattayaraj

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The Sema Ancient City was the city in Dvaravati period as the first community of Nakorn Rachasima. Local called Muang Sema or Sema city. Nowaday,Sema city just remains the city moat as double ovals shape with 2 kms wide and 3 kms long. Though the architectures was destroyed but the archaeologists found some Dvaravati artifacts here,such as Bronze Buddha images,Terra cotta Buddha images,etc.All evidences which found here dated to 13 Buddhist Centuries at the time of Sri Janasa city or so called Khorakhapura city flourished as the center of this area. The evidence also told that the people believed in Buddhism and then in 14 Buddhist Centuries,they changed to Hinduism or Brahminism which was an influence from Khmer Empire. The example of Khmer evidences here 're Khmer sanctuaries,Siva Linga bases and Khmer potteries. In 16 Buddhist Centuries,the power center changed to Phimai city,this Sema city was abandoned.

Address: Baan Klong Kwang,Sema Sub-district,Sung Noen

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  • Written May 22, 2006
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