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Address: Phimai, Thailand
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Nice temple, well maintained site

Though the restoration seems a bit haphazard, the result is well worth seeing. The surrounding buildings and grounds make for a nice stroll.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Though the restoration seems a bit haphazard, the result is well worth seeing. The surrounding buildings and grounds make for a nice stroll.

Thank avandek
Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a wonderful day wondering amongst the ruins. If you are a photographer or a history buff you will really enjoy them. The grounds are impeccable. The bonus of the park are the beautiful trees. Take the time to walk to at least a couple of the outside gates, it is a fun way to see the town.

1 Thank nette4023
Redbank, Australia
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78 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place I do recommend that you go later in the day as it is very hot. We had a local guide who told us all about it which was great to learn about the history of the area.

Thank FourPlay26
Chonburi, Thailand
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141 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The old ruins are very interesting. The buildings were actually a model for Ankor Wat in Cambodia! The historical park is taken good care of and did have signs telling the history bout the buildings in both Thai and English! Parking outside a bit small, but security guards were very helpful!

Thank changlek
Steilacoom, Washington
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210 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you are short of time or money, or just don't want to fight the insane crowds and heat at Angkor Wat, think about Phimai Khmer ruins, the actual model for its famous cousin. Easy to get to, free of tourist crowds and a beautiful self-contained site. The town itself is small and very friendly.

Thank Chuck B
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If it's hot it's hot. Great place to go see. It was clean and we enjoyed looking. At night the place is illuminated. It was the one place the police was standing by our bikes waiting for us to return to them. We thought we would get a ticket but he wanted to take a picture with us. Never figured... More 

Thank 90197
Odessa, Ukraine
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976 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Phimai historic park has been the highlight of our Isan temple trip. For a reason it's called 'little Ankor', but without the thousands of tourists. After Ayutthaya, Phanom Rung and Prasat Muang Tam this place was a heaven of silence and piece. It's so beautiful, in such good (renovated) conditions that it's areal pleasure to stroll around. We arrived at... More 

1 Thank HONkiev
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

A must see on the Khmer Trail. Not many western tourists reach this site so it is peaceful. I travelled to Phimai from Korat via a local bus. The journey time was around 1.5 hours and cost 30 baht. The buses depart from the new bus station and on the side of the bus it is advertised that it stops... More 

2 Thank John J
Bangkok, Thailand
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224 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Definitely glad I came to visit here, the temple is well-preserved and maintained. Not as spectacular as Angkor Wat, but a lot cheaper and with fewer tourists. There is a museum onsite too.

1 Thank 276JAMES
Schifferstadt, Germany
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Foreigners pay 100 THB and Thais pay 20 THB. Those people are not only racist but also theives. If they would let foreigners know that they have to pay 5 times more then Thais then it would still be racist but at least honest. It seems like they are so ashamed of it that they write the Thai price in... More 

1 Thank Bernd1981

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