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“Pleasant half-day trip from Korat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park)

Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park)
City Centre | Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: This 12th-century temple is similar in structure to Angkor Wat.
London, United Kingdom
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“Pleasant half-day trip from Korat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We came to Phimai on a half day trip from Korat (an hour and a half bus ride from the bus station) and we really enjoyed it. It wasn't crowded so we could wander around in peace which made it for a really pleasant experience.

The park is small enough and well maintained. Unfortunately, the museum was closed when we were there but the walk around the ruins was sufficient for us to be happy with what we saw.

Visited October 2013
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“A great piece of history on display”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited this place and I must say that its not crowded compared to the other historical sites all over the world. As such, one can slowly stroll around the park and take fantastic pictures (no people in the background). There are food and beverage stalls surrounding the historical sites and thus, easy for someone to refresh themselves.

Visited November 2012
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“Well worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I was staying in Pak Chong with my family and found Prasat Hin Phimai on trip advisor. I took my children there for the day and we enjoyed the experience. We haven't been to Ankor Wat yet so I don't have any comparison in terms of size. I found it really so different from visiting Ayutthaya. There weren't the usual crowds but there were only a few foreigners amongst the many locals.

Visited July 2013
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“Enjoy a travel back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I was really glad to travel to Phimai, and see this very beautiful historical place, from the time of Old Khmer Empire. It is really worth to go there. It is not far from Korat, just about maybe 60 kms away on the way to Khon Khaen. Its a unique place in Thailand, and I really advice you to go there, because you will enjoy this ancient town, that reminds you the kind of architecture of Old Khmer Empire.

Visited October 2012
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“Superb and well maintained.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Easily accessible from Khorat, this Angkorian temple is remarkably well preserved and deserves a visit. It is large enough and one can even visit on a Sunday and not feel bothered by the mostly Thai families who come to it.

Visited August 2013
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