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Address: Phimai, Thailand
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44-47-15-68

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Impressive Khmer Ruins in Korat

Phimai Historical Park used to be a religious Khmer sanctuary. Most of he ruins are still in good condition. It is right in Phimai town centre. If you visit the site at weekends... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Songkhla, Thailand
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Entrance fee of 20 Baht for Thai people but multiply that by 5 if you are not Thai. Having recently visited Anchor Wat I was really looking forward to seeing this historical park but unfortunately it is not what I expected! New blocks replacing the old with no effort to even make it look similar, bits are literally thrown together... More 

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Songkhla, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Phimai Historical Park used to be a religious Khmer sanctuary. Most of he ruins are still in good condition. It is right in Phimai town centre. If you visit the site at weekends, there are students from a Phimai secondary school acting as your tour guides--showing you around and giving you information about the place. However, they can't use English... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited the ruins twice now, once in December and once back in June. It is a really great experience and is only 100baht to get in. Everything is well sign posted with good English translations. It's very interesting to read up on the history of the ruins and most of it is really well preserved. Make sure you... More 

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Thank Katie M
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Phimai History Park probably impressed me more than any of Ayutthaya, Si Satchanalai, Kaemphen Paet, and Sukhothai, as the whole city centre of the ancient city is well-preserved, and the visitor's centre gives you a ton of information on Khmer culture. It is quiet enough that you can hear the birdsong; there are lots of ancient trees around; and many... More 

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Thank MT_Vancouver
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It's a few hours drive from the city of Bangkok but it's worth the effort. There are actually hotels located nearby as such, one can make a one to two days trip down here to visit the historical site. I would say that the structures have been well taken care of and it's quite a sight to behold entering the... More 

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Bangkok
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

I hopped on a motorcycle, and scoured the area for these monuments, armed with a good map and a GPS. Stop first at the Phimai Museum if you need help locating these ruins.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful old Khmer temple complex, centrally located in Phimai, which is a pleasant place to stay anyway.

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Thank Thom S
Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Really enjoyed our visit. The grounds are in fabulous shape and the ruins are mesmerizing. Lots of great photographic opportunity, We came from Buriram to Korat in a minibus for 198THB/per person and then caught the public bus from Bus Terminal 2 to Phimai for 50THB/per person. Took most of the day, but well worth it. Paid 100THB/per person to... More 

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Thank T S
Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I am solo travel and visited Phimai that very amazing for photographer to visit and good for photo and closed to market easy for accommodation and food

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Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nice alternative to see Khmer ruins when you don't have time to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Not as big and impressive as Angkor Wat, but on the other hand it is nice, compact and not crowded, nearby Korat (about 45 minutes by car). well maintained park and trees.

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