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Prasat Ku Santarat was built around 18 BE in Jayavarman VII of Khmer. The ruins were dig out and repaired first in 1972 by Fine Art Department. Sandstone sculptures were found including Phra Wacharaton (crowned Buddha image) and Pang Naga Prok Buddha image (Buddha Sheltered by Naga Hood) that were Khmer Bayon art. In 1994, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, held a French-Thai associating research to dig out and repair the areas inside and outside the Boundary Wall for 4 holes. In 1999, Office of Archaeology and National Museum Area 7 Khon Kaen hired private company to dig out and repair the ruins by using Anastylosis method (i.e. the restoration of a ruins by strengthen the base of the buildings and reassembling fallen parts). Prasat Ku Santarat Ruins was registered as historic site in the government gazette Issue 52 Section 75 on March 8th, 1935 and was named as “Ku Santarat, Wapipathum District, Na Dun Subdistrict”. On October 27th, 1971, King Bhumibol Adulyadej – The King Rama IX - and Queen Sirikit visited the ruins and people at Ku Santarat and announce the boundary of the ruins in the government gazette Issue 99 Section 155 on October 21st, 1982 covers the area of 5 rais 3 ngans1 93 square wa2 and was named as “Ku Santarat Temple, Na Dun Subdistrict, Wapipathum District” and edited the administrative area to “Ku Santarat Ruins, Nong Phai Subdistrict, Na Dun District”. Note: 1. “Ngan” equal to 400 square meters 2. “wa” equal to 2 meters