Phanom Rung, Thailand: on top of an extinct volcano
It was easy enough to get to Nang Rong, the jumping off point for Phanom Rung Historical Park, and luckily Mike from Bobby’s Apartment figured out that the direct buses there were all booked so we took a bus to Korat and transferred on to Nang Rong.
It was hard to find a place to stay here. We ended up staying at Honey Inn which was, to be polite, a
shithole anthole. Ants, so many ants… and mosquitos. A never-ending supply.
We rented a scooter from Honey Inn (the only place in town: 400B/$13 per day) so we could get to Phanom Rung Historical Park under our own steam. There was a bit of highway driving to get there. Sharing the road with huge trucks was a little unnerving but it was worth it. Phanom Rung was beautiful.
On the way back to Nang Rong we got a flat tire. We got it patched up for 70B/$2.30 at one of the many bike repair shops.
We had a quick stop in Bangkok for a night before flying out to Phnom Penh, Cambodia!