Phimai Historical Park

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Phimai Historical Park
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J0ymermaid
Bangkok, Thailand126 contributions
Beautiful historical site with Angkor-style temples
Dec 2019
The Phimai Historical Park is a complex of Khmer temples, similar to those of Angkor Wat but much smaller. It is located right in the center of the small city of Phimai. The whole place is very beautiful and well maintained, and it is very interesting to walk around in and outside the temples.

We visited the historical park a few days after Christmas, and they did not charge an entry fee during this time. Although it was high season and also many Thais had a few days off, the place was not too crowded.

There is a parking lot next to the entrance, but it is very small, so do not expect to find parking space there if you come on a busy day. However, there are opportunities to park in the streets surrounding the historical park, and you do not have to walk far to get to the temple.

Phimai itself is a small city with a lot of charm. When it gets dark, there is a street market with a big variety of food next to the temple complex. Very much recommended!
Written June 28, 2020
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand2,433 contributions
A beautiful historical site
Jan 2020 • Couples
In Isan town of PhiMai you will find this historical site with a temple complex from the Khmer period. It is very nice and well kept. Also quiet, at least when we were there so the visit is very relaxed. Entrance fee is 100 baht for foreigners and 20 baht for Thai nationals. There is parking space at the entrance. A visit will take just over one hour, but is well worth doing.
Written January 13, 2020
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omega123
Singapore, Singapore5,912 contributions
Worth the Road Trip
Oct 2019
This is about 4 hours by bus to Korat then another 2 hour from the bus station to Phimai by car. The entire architecture is typical of Classical Angkor style.

A great place to visit and enjoy without having to squeeze your way with the tourist crowd. Parking would be an issue due to limited lots in front of the park, elsewhere would be better.
Written December 28, 2019
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MW46Jackson
Phnom Penh, Cambodia125 contributions
Meditation in Stone
Nov 2019
The ancient Khmer imperial highway in the eleventh century stretched approximately 400 kilometers from Angkor Wat to end here at this magnificent jewel of a temple with its mixture of Hindu and Buddhist spiritual elements with Thai, Lao, and Khmer cultural influences.  Some have called it a miniature Angkor Wat, but the smaller scale and intimacy of this complex imparts a spiritual quality that is hard to describe without experiencing it.  Part of the specialness comes from its limited restoration which allows the visitor to sense both the glory and the decay the Khmer empire and of all life.  
Written November 7, 2019
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Phi_Ngaw
Queanbeyan, Australia61 contributions
Very under-rated historical site.
Sep 2019
A very nice place for those who love ancient history.
A good place to visit where you won't need to fight your way among hordes of madding crowd of tourists.
The place is right in the middle of the town so it is very accessible to all amenities. No need to get to Phimai then have to get other transport out to it. You simply get off the bus at Phimai then walk there.
A good way to relax after lunch, do a bit of walking and enjoy the scenery.
Written October 4, 2019
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Angkor Era Trip
France67 contributions
Viyamapura City + Angkor
Aug 2019 • Couples
We traveled from Siem Reap Cambodia across O-smach border to Nakhon Ratchasima province in order to visit Phimai. Phimai, formerly known as Viyamapura located in Thailand. This temple is Angkor style temple that was built during the reign of Suryavaman II and additional construction in the reign of Jayavarman VII. From Angkor to Phimai is about 240kilometers. Along the road there are rest houses, stone bridges and wooden bridges with hospitals there were thoroughly built under the reign of Jayavarman VII.
If you have time visit this temple, make sure you visit Angkor first and stay at Natura Resort then end with Phimai and stay at Benya guesthouse.
Written August 9, 2019
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Ingvi Mar
Reykjavik, Iceland369 contributions
Beautiful place
Mar 2019 • Couples
Very impressive ancient city and uncrowded.
Nice place to spend some relaxing time and enjoy the impressive ancient ruins.
Written April 6, 2019
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Irlantilainen
Helsinki, Finland299 contributions
Extraordinary Sights, No Crowds
Feb 2019 • Solo
One of the most impressive ancient cities of SE Asia, but relatively unknown and wonderfully uncrowded. I wandered around the quiet shaded grounds almost alone - try that at Angkor Wat..
Written February 23, 2019
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Rodney G
Melton, Australia781 contributions
Phimai Historical Park
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Phimai Historical Park is located in the centre of the village cost is 100baht for foreigns. But is well worth it lots of ruins to explore in the grounds.
Written November 8, 2018
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Andy
Vancouver, Canada315 contributions
Phimai historical park
Oct 2018 • Friends
Beautiful temple at one time. It's been restored and worth visiting. We travelled from Khon kaen and took the bus. So we got off the bus at hwy 2 and Talat khae cross road.  Crossed hwy 2 to catch another bus in other direction towards Phimai. Cost 20b. 10km away. Can be done in the one day.
Written October 11, 2018
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