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Khmer Ruins

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Address: Phimai, Thailand

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One of the nicest temple complexes in Thailand

Beautiful old Khmer temple complex, centrally located in Phimai, which is a pleasant place to stay anyway.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Thom S
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old Khmer temple complex, centrally located in Phimai, which is a pleasant place to stay anyway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit. The grounds are in fabulous shape and the ruins are mesmerizing. Lots of great photographic opportunity, We came from Buriram to Korat in a minibus for 198THB/per person and then caught the public bus from Bus Terminal 2 to Phimai for 50THB/per person. Took most of the day, but well worth it. Paid 100THB/per person to... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Motueka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Graham M
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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