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Khmer Ruins

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Address: Phimai, Thailand

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Good for photographer

I am solo travel and visited Phimai that very amazing for photographer to visit and good for photo and closed to market easy for accommodation and food

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maturot K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am solo travel and visited Phimai that very amazing for photographer to visit and good for photo and closed to market easy for accommodation and food

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Thank Maturot K
Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice alternative to see Khmer ruins when you don't have time to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Not as big and impressive as Angkor Wat, but on the other hand it is nice, compact and not crowded, nearby Korat (about 45 minutes by car). well maintained park and trees.

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Thank Martijn P
Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Having been to Siem Reap you can clearly tell this particular Wat was the blueprint for Angkor Wat, Cambodia. If your ever in Issan, Thailand it's definitely one to do. it's a shame people don't hear more of it. Thailand could do more to promote it really. They make you personal little souvenirs (not expensive) also. lovely touch. The surrounding... More 

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Thank PaulSchmidt78
Motueka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I visited phimai with wanida 2010. This is a very old historical town .phimai motor lodge very nice . Sunday market opsite motor inn .relaxing place

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Thank Graham M
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Phimai Historical Park is a must see visit. I visited this park at least 50 times over a period of 25 years. Still enjoy it every time.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Fabulous Khmer complex which offers a much smaller, and less-visited, version of Angkor Wat in next door Cambodia. This was the model for Angkor and as such, a visit is very worth while. We were fortunate to attend a sound and light show at the ruins but the show was a sporting event that did highlight Thai dancing and give... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 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.

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Thank avandek
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 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.

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Redbank, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 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.

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Thank FourPlay26
Chonburi, Thailand
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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!

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