Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park), Nakhon Ratchasima

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. To plan Nakhon Ratchasima vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • This is the largest antic Budhist terple in Thailand. The site is indeed large and the main temple is impressive. It is definitely worth the visit. Unfortunately, we visited this site immediately afte...  more »
  • Nice place to study historical park. Great place for family picnic in the evening. Local people are very kind and smiley .  more »
  • Nice little archeological complex with very well preserved temples from Khmer empire. Their age is older than more famous Angkor in Cambodia and its said to be an inspiration for Khmer rulers to build...  more »
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  • The largest Buddhist Sanctuary in Thailand (according to the visitor's center) and absolutely stunning. This should not be missed when visiting Thailand. I recommend arriving at opening time (8am) as you will have it almost to yourself and the light is in the right spot for photos. Entrance fee for all non-thai visitors is 100 baht. There is free very detailed pamphlet explaining everything you can pick up at the Visitor's Center upon entry.
  • I have visited Phimai a day after Phanom Rung, so therefore I was a little bit less impressed, but still worth visiting. The Historical Park is in the middle of the city, but once you are in, you forget. Great place to visit and walk around for one hour and a half.
  • Nice ruins of old temple from the XI. Good to see but once you've seen once in Thailand of that style, you kind of have seen all.
  • Great historical place! Loved it! Lots of old building. I would say it's as good as Ayutthaya.
  • Nice place. Lots of history. Worth a visit.

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