On 11-13 October 2002, the School of Architecture organized a field trip to Nakhon Ratchasima and Buri Ram provinces to look at the remains of three Hindu temples (Prasat), namely Prasat Hin Phimai, Prasat Phnom Rung, and Prasat Mueang Tarn, as part of the study of the course, "AR 4101 -History of Thai Architecture". The School invited A. Son Srimatrang of Silpakorn University to be our guide throughout the trip. The program Started on 11 October when the students visited the Phimai National Museum and Prasat Hin Phimai, the grandest sanctuary in the Northeast located in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. On 12 October, the students had a chance to look at Prasat Phnom Rung, a major Hindu temple built with high-quality sandstone located on the hill-top in Buri Ram Province. Prasat Phnom Rung is one of the most satisfying of all Khmer sanctuaries they have visited.
Overlooked from Phnom Rung was Prasat Mueang Tarn, which has a particular charm as seen from its tranquil setting and its ponds.
As a result of this visit, the students have gained vast knowledge in Thai architecture and decoration, in order to encourage them to preserve Thai art and culture in the future.