This small Khmer temple is located in Sikhoraphum about 30 kilometers from Surin. It was built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II for Hindu worship. Prasat Sikoraphum is composed of five sandstone brick towers towers made of brick on a base made of laterite. There are sandstone bas-reliefs on the main tower depicting Shiva, Brahma, Ganesh, Vishnu and Uma. The door frames have sets of apsaras, devatas and dvarapalas. The temple was converted for use by Buddhists in the 16th century. Arcitectural contributions by Laos are evident on the tower roofs. The name comes from the sanskrit word shikhara, meaning tower sanctuary of South India.
If you are in the area and did not see temples of this style yet, visiting Sikhoraphum may interest you but the temple is very small. It is worth seeing when there are there cultural events taking place on the site otherwise you may be dsiappointed. Anyway if you are traveling by car, it can be part of a small circuit around all the khmer ruins in Surin Province.
Every year is held on Friday and Saturday of the third weekend of November, a light and sound show with traditional dances and costumes.