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Khmer Ruins

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Address: Phimai, Thailand
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44-47-15-68

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An incredible site

Phimai History Park probably impressed me more than any of Ayutthaya, Si Satchanalai, Kaemphen Paet, and Sukhothai, as the whole city centre of the ancient city is well-preserved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phimai History Park probably impressed me more than any of Ayutthaya, Si Satchanalai, Kaemphen Paet, and Sukhothai, as the whole city centre of the ancient city is well-preserved, and the visitor's centre gives you a ton of information on Khmer culture. It is quiet enough that you can hear the birdsong; there are lots of ancient trees around; and many... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

It's a few hours drive from the city of Bangkok but it's worth the effort. There are actually hotels located nearby as such, one can make a one to two days trip down here to visit the historical site. I would say that the structures have been well taken care of and it's quite a sight to behold entering the... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

I hopped on a motorcycle, and scoured the area for these monuments, armed with a good map and a GPS. Stop first at the Phimai Museum if you need help locating these ruins.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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

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Jupiter, Florida
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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

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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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