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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phimai was an important town when the Khmer Empire ruled over much of Thailand, so it’s no wonder the temples here bear some resemblance to Angkor Wat and some think Phimai to be a prototype for the famous monument. In fact, when you finally walk into the inner courtyard, it does feel like you’re looking at Angkor Wat, and I’ve been there!

    Phimai is a triple walled buddhist sanctuary that was regularly maintained and repaired, for which we have to be thankful. The outer courts are largely in ruin and there is not much to see. The bridge linking the outer and inner courts are in very good condition. The first set of steps of the bridge is guarded by lions, while the second tier is the more traditional Buddhist Naga bridge. The bridge links the human and heavenly realms of Buddhist and Hindu cosmology,

    The entrance to the main temple is decorated with images of dancing Shiva. The entrance leads into a long narrow passage with architraves decorated with reliefs of scenes from Ramayana.Further in, the reliefs turn to Buddhist scenes. The main altar has an image of Buddha being sheltered by Naga. The mandapa above the Buddha has a high ceiling. It’s mainly on the exterior where there’s a lot of decoration, most prominently several giant reliefs of Garuda.

    Phimai Historical Park is a fantastic day trip from Korat, especially if you like archaeology.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Mike M
    Clarksboro, NJ19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Five floors of businesses, large food court, and ground-floor food kiosks
    Top floor only cinema and children’s play area/arcade

    If we did not go to terminal 21 in Pattaya, I would’ve really enjoyed. It is almost identical to Pattaya terminal 21
    Written 25 November 2023
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  • Ekkachai
    Bangkok4 contributions
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    Wat Sala Loi is an ancient temple located in Nakhon Ratchasima province, also known as Korat, which is approximately a 3-hour drive from Bangkok. The temple holds significant importance in Thai history, as it was constructed by Thao Suranari, or Khunying Mo, and her community after their victorious battle against the army of Chao Anouvong in 1827 (B.E. 2370). The temple was built following the conclusion of the war at Thung Samrit and during their march back from the city of Nakhon Ratchasima.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
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    This monument honours the wife of the governor Nakhon Ratchasima, who is said to have defended and repelled an invasion by King Anouvong of Vientiane in 1826. The monument is a statue of the lady, surmounted on a tall plinth. She is depicted standing up tall and proud. Her face is turned to the left, while she holds a sword in her right hand with the point resting on the ground. Day and night, there are Thais who visit the monument to honour her and ask for blessings.
    Written 5 June 2024
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a decent zoo. Big with good internal transportation options - tram, bicycle, golf cart. Highlight for us were the tiger feeding sessions. Getting a Grab car back to town is tricky and we had to ask the zoo for help to call a taxi back.
    Written 31 August 2023
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are many good eating options. There is a free shuttle bus and the items sold here are inexpensive with minimal bargaining.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • Moira Wakefield
    Liverpool, UK67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful green area in town to walk. There is a good cycle/walking path that follows the track of a large lake.
    The gardens are very well maintained. There are about 3 areas at different parts of the walk with outside physical fitness exercise equipment you can use. There are bridges to cross, sculptures, waterfalls to see, places to picnic under cover, also an interesting block building with murals on the outside and inside with a tree growing from the centre of it. Plenty of fishing too, from what I saw. I also saw a 6 foot long Monitor lizzard happily swimming about.
    Written 27 February 2023
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  • irene10899
    Udon Thani, Thailand250 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big mall, plenty of shopping. My daughter enjoyed the shops at basement. Tons of eateries and restaurants
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Carsten G
    Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice walk around taking in the sight and history. It may not be the biggest ruins, but Prasat Hin Phanom Wan is well worth a vist. It was not packed with tourist, when I was there, which made it even more enjoyable. I would recommend a visit and good for families with young ones.
    Its only about 30 - 40 min drive from downtown Korat.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This temple is known primarily for three holy Khmer sandstone sculptures that were unearthed in the grounds. Leading up to the ordination hall is a wide staircase. On either side are blue Nagas that are large even by Thai temple standards. Inside, is a large statue of a seated Buddha calling earth to witness. The altar is exceptionally large with a prominent seat for the Buddha. Decorations worthy of mention are the colourful Garudas at the front two corners of the seat and equally colourful columns in the gallery.
    Written 5 June 2024
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  • BangkokSachse
    Bangkok, Thailand50,636 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The vista point is beautiful. The parking is adequate. The restrooms are good. We stoped about 20 minutes.
    Written 24 February 2019
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  • J0ymermaid
    Bangkok, Thailand124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This temple is one of the most bizarre places we have visited in Thailand. The area is filled with horrible sculptures, showing scenes of torture and killing, depicting what can happen to you if you do not lead a virtuous life. It is definitely not a place where you should go with children.

    Most of the horror scenes are located near the entrance of the temple. Further back you see more innocent sculptures like dinosaurs and the 12 animals depicting the Chinese zodiac. These offer you a good photo opportunity to take a picture of yourself with “your” Chinese year. Also in the back is an elevated temple covered by gold leaf.

    Many of the sculptures are quite old and worn. However, this just adds to the special charm of the place. Some of them have a coin slot at the front, so if you throw a coin in, the figures will move and give sounds – if it works. The one we tried didn’t.

    All in all a place which we recommend to visit if you are into such weird attractions.
    Written 13 June 2020
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