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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コラートからバイクで訪れました。遺跡公園というだけあって、まさに“整備された遺跡公園”。少しキレイにしすぎたような感じもしましたが、迫力もあり素晴らしかったです！Visited by bike from corato. Archaeological Park and just need to be a very "Archaeological Park". But I also feel like too much and a little to powerful is great!View original
Een tempel uit de historie van voordat het Boeddhisme officieel in het gebied aanwezig was ofschoon er nog vele vraagtekens overblijven. Een tempel complex, anders dan de vele tempels in Thailand, die... more »A temple in the history of Buddhism was present in the area before officially although there are still many question marks remain. A temple complex, unlike the many temples in Thailand, which is well worth a visit, surrounded by a beautiful park-like garden. The complex is only discovered after the second world war in the Jungle a kind of Tintin story. Now the environment one and all rice fields and called the most beautiful in the rainy season (June-september) as the fresh green of the rice fields on them best. Are you interested in the History than a visit to Phimai certainly do. Do you own no transportation travel by bus to Nakhon Ratchasima (large bus station) and from there with a local bus to Phimai. CA. 350 km from BangkokView original
This is a very nice site. The temple is very well kept and the restorations are done well. It's a nice area to linger around for longer and enjoy the beautiful architecture.
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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