Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park), Nakhon Ratchasima

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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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If you plan an overnight stay in Nakhon Ratchasima, you can choose from a range of options that vary from budget to upscale. Look for a room in the city center for the easiest access to museums and other popular places to visit, but if you are interested in shopping, look for lodgings near the mall or night markets. Even in the budget hotels, rooms usually come with air conditioning and television.
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  • We come here for a full day (plus a day in the museum), whenever we possibly can. It seems to be the most perfect Khmer site, beautifully restored and very well maintained. It's similar in style to th...  more »
  • Went for a day trip there from Bangkok. It took 4 hours from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima via bus and another 1 hour bus drive from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai Historical Park. The entrance fee for fo...  more »
  • One of 3 major temples or ruins connected by a common history- Pimai, Phanom Rung, Anchor Wat. Being a history buff i find the old temples or palaces interesting, try to imagine the lifestyle and weal...  more »
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  • Two thumbs up ! Good management at over all , Historic sites located in the middle of the community , still maintained.
  • A surprise in Korat. This place is like a mini Ankor Wat with lots of structure spread across a wide area, some have yet to be restored. Beautiful building with murals depicting life of Buddha and Hindu mythology. Entrance fee 100 BHT, 20 for Thai. Opening hour 7 am to 6 pm. Although there is a bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai area, we hired a cab for 1400 B, journal is around 45 mins one way, depending on traffic condition. It was a worth while trip!
  • Awesome. Well maintained. And preserved. Entrance only 100 Baht usually. But end 2016 it was totally free. For everyone.
  • Another beautiful historical park in Thailand, we visited Phanom Rung first, they are in a style but different details. Statues are awesome. The staffs are very friendly.
  • Amazing historical park some very old temple structures like a mini ankor.