The idea. As we recently knew...
Together with well known attractions there are some, what is not very popular, and some that almost forgotten. But what about times before? For the long periods, (as long as we can observe without using time machine) all people of past has a sacred places of spiritual power. Depends of local cults and religions that spots connected humans with the Earth, Heaven or Gods. Travelling and visiting all of those points in chosen area was highly recommended, if not obligatory to all citizens of the country. The purpose and rewards of that visits are much interesting that shooting it with a camera or "saving for next generations", - its giving good energy and more to all their guests. And conversely, sacred places, being deserted, leading to loss of human roots with Earth, Heaven, Gods and accordingly with the ancestors, who were living in it. Its easy to feel and prove by coming to any of that sites!
Travelling in South Thailand we were visited Khao Kha archaeological remains. Feeling good vibe there we decided to come back, then again and to get more information. We were surprised! For many centuries Khao Kha was considered as a replica of sacred Mount Meru, what is located in other world, better than ours. That times it was a center of worship, surrounded by secondary sites. Same places of power what we found in Thailand:
Other countries nearby of Thailand:
Preah Vihear Temple, Sisaket, border with Cambodia
My Son, Champa, Vietnam
And Angkor Wat, of course.
As we discovered, ancient people not just in Thailand, but all around the world has that kind of sites, what they believe in chosen dates and time (calculated by sun & moon phases) become the light portals with other reality.
Despite of differs in legends plots, outward forms of rites are similar all around the world.
Recollection & relaunch connection with the Earth