Phimai Historical Park
Phimai Historical Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This 12th-century temple is similar in structure to Angkor Wat.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland3,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Phimai Historical Park is a historical park in Thailand, covering the ancient town of Phimai and the ruins of Prasat Phimai, the largest ancient Khmer-Hindu temple in Thailand. It is located in the town of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the province.

Most buildings are from the late 11th to the late 12th century, built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Khmer temple style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, since the inhabitants of the Khorat area had been Buddhists as far back as the 7th century.

Didn't know a whole lot about this place before I arrived so was pleasantly surprised when I had the chance to see some real history in Korat. Entrance was a very reasonable 1 Euros 23 cents, a bargain, considering I spent well over two hours here, wandering around the ruins and taking in all the breathtaking temples, monuments, and ruins.

There were not so many tourists as well, a few, but as the place is big enough everyone is well spaced out, which is great for taking some photos and for taking your time walking around.
There is plenty of areas for one to sit down and take a break, under a tree in out of the sun, or for a close up at the stone work involved in the building of the ruins.

The gardens and lawns, and the ruins themselves, are very well maintained and looked after, and there are toilets and bathrooms available, and a mini museum for people to learn more about the Khmer history of the area.

For people who perhaps cant visit Angkor Wat, for whatever reason, this is a good Thai alternative (not that I have visited Angkor Wat - but it feels like it is!)
Loved it here, and I'd strongly recommend this as a place to come and see, especially if one is interested in history and local culture.
Written 23 April 2024
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WiP
Canton of Basel, Switzerland1,173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
As this is a bit off the beaten track, you will most likely find only Thai tourists. Not that many either, even though this is the largest Khmer ancient Khmer temple in Thailand. If you have been to Ayutthaya, the style will seem familiar, but the basic construction here is older than the temples in Ayutthaya. The site has been tastefully restored. The main prang was still mainly a ruin only 40 years ago. The overall atmosphere of this mini-Angkor Wat is mysterious.
See my video of the place on my YouTube channel @gregorscapades under "Thailand"
Written 7 March 2024
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Oranart K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I’m so in love with this place.We were with my grand mom 83 years old .It was her first time there and she had liked the way I guided her the place and told her about this historic place
Written 22 December 2023
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paulgeraghty2003
London, UK35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a nice little temple to visit in the area. It is similar to the bigger temples of Angkor wat. Parking on site with easy access to shops across the road for water etc. you get to walk through the temple and grounds. Obviously one price for locals and one for foreigners.
Written 4 October 2023
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Mery79m
Iran58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Entrance fee is 100 bat for foreign per adult, i think it's a little bit expensive for that park but we had a good time and enjoyed.
Written 14 July 2023
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JDZatSF
San Francisco, CA1,145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I had been here decades ago and it was great to be back!

I love exploring and learning about the ruins of this ancient civilization that was connected to Angkor Wat.

It's fascinating, intriguing, beautiful, peaceful, and it was a pleasure and honor to be there!
Written 12 June 2023
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Vee-sit-tor
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Nice place and a lot of scene for taking photos. There are one of long memories historic place in eastern of Thailand.
Written 3 January 2021
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schochu
Nong Khai, Thailand101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Interesting place, easy to overview (area is not so big). Nice to go when it is (more or less) on your way.
Written 11 December 2020
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Richard Hyde
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This nine hundred year old Khmer temple is as large as its Cambodian cousin. The descriptions of the different items of interest are in good English as well as Thai. Pricing - 100 baht for foreigners, 20 baht for Thais grrr. But Angkor will cost you US$37 so big saving.
Written 7 October 2020
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dereka66
Bang Sao Thong, Thailand82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
This world class UNESCO site is a must to visit in the middle of the small Phimai town.
Located in korat province and just 12km east of the main Route 2 road it is easy to visit by car. The car park is small. The impressive 900 year old ruin is quite large in a well cared for park. Entrance 100thb.
Written 7 August 2020
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Phimai Historical Park, Nakhon Ratchasima

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