Trip Planner: Asia / Thailand / Nakhon Ratchasima Province / Nakhon Ratchasima / Historic Sites / Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park)
View one of the most significant Khmer historical sites in the country at Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park), a 900-year-old park housing an impressive temple. The 10th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple features numerous Hindu deities in its design. Look for spiritual figures carved into the stone shrine and the replica stone sculpture of Angkor King Jayavarman VII. Be sure to check out the museum at the entrance for a full explanation on the attraction. When you go, remember to take sun protection and plenty of water, because shade is hard to find. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Nakhon Ratchasima holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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This is one of the amazing historical park which align with Khmer Temple, starting from Angkor Wat to the west province of Thailand. I was told that the main temple was the prototype of Angkor Wat. It... more »
this historical park is less well-known for tourists and hence well maintained. it looks almost the same as Angkor Wat but since only the locals are visiting here, so you find that less crowded. it is... more »
Prasat Hin Phimai is a gorgeous remains of the temple fills of Khmer empire history. Not much tourists and peaceful climate gives a magical character of this place and allows you to move your imaginat... more »Prasat Hin Phimai is a gorgeous remains of the temple of Khmer empire history fills. Not much tourists and peaceful climate gives a magical character of this place and allows you to move your imagination in the twelfth century. -Neat nice place - From Korat city to Phimai the buses run every half hour for 50฿. -The entrance of the visit costs 100฿ en: authentic remains of the Khmer temple. Well maintained this open-air museum is worth a visit. Few tourists, the calm and the atmosphere gives this law a special character that makes travel our imagination in the XII century. As in all places religious in Thailand takes the dress accordingly. The entered cost 100฿ per person. To Phimai Korat city buses run regularly to 50฿. PL: Autentyczne ruiny Hinduistycznej świątyni dziedzictwa Khmerow. Skansen zwiedzenia w szczegolności dla ludzi ciekawych war warty. Niewielu i spokojna turystow will be nadaje miejscu magicznego charakteru oraz pozwala przenieść się wyobraźnią w dwunasty wiek. Jak we wszystkich świętych miejscach w Tajlandii trzeba przewidzieć ubior, cena zwiedzania to 100฿ wstęp za odpowiedni. Do Phimai Korat kursują co połgodziny autobusy za 50฿ miasta z.View original
Definitely awesome. You can get a bus to this place from Korat for about 50 Baht per person one way. You will need to buy a return ticket in town at the local bus station and wait across the street at the mini-mart for the return bus. Easy to get to. Free entry. Beautiful views. We were lucky because it was a little overcast. It's very sunny and bright, so you'll need to set your exposure to a lower value on your camera if you're going to take pictures. Don't miss this adventure!
Truly an amazing place place to visit. Around 60km from Korat, local busses are available. The entry fee is 100to get in. A little steep, but the staff and security are very friendly and nice about it. Grounds are clean and well maintained. Toilets are very nice and the nearby vendors aren't a rip off. I guess they don't get many foreigners around. It's great that there is signage in English and Thai, so you can actually learn about the history of the place. Might be a bit tricky in and out of the structures if you are not sure footed. Be sure to visit the big tree near the back/outside of the main structure.
I am glad we drove the two hours from Khon Kaen to visit this park. The structures are amazing and beautifully kept. The ticket office was surprised that I didn't mind paying the 100 THB foreigner fee as I speak Thai. Well, I am a proponent of the arts and wish to contribute to the restoration project and upkeep. The park is open daily 7.30am to 18.00.
From Khorat only one hour and 50baht. Really worth the trip. The temple is beautiful.
Take time out to visit this magnificent site. Phimai is an example of classical Khmer architecture. Ancient Khmer architects were best known for their superior use of sandstone over the traditional bricks and laterite architectures. Sandstone is used on the visible outer layer. The temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. Another positive point being less crowded than Angkor Wat. You can actually get photographs without any people in the frame area.
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