Visit the Phimai Historical Park

Phimai Historical Park Arian Zwegers/Flickr

Phimai Historical Park ©Arian Zwegers/Flickr

The astonishing country of Thailand is a dream destination for millions of visitors every year. Which are the attractions that drag tourists to this wonderful country? There are innumerable unique sights in Thailand. The atmosphere and the cuisine are also important factors when it comes to make a decision about the holiday destination. With dozens of natural and cultural sites, Thailand is a true jewel of Asia. I have already presented you numerous famous attractions of the country, including its historical parks, too. Below I will give you some useful information relating to one of these, the famous Phimai Historical Park.

Location

If you decide to visit the Phimai Historical Park, you have to head through the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, more precisely to the town of Phimai. The country’s huge Northeastern plateau is home to several temples of varying sizes and styles. The ruins of the most spectacular and most famous ones can be found here, in the historical park. If you would like to visit the site from the city of Korat, you have to make about 60 km to get there. From the Highway No. 2 you will have to turn right, to the Road No. 206. You will find it quite easily. 

Phimai Historical Park Arian Zwegers/Flickr

Phimai Historical Park ©Arian Zwegers/Flickr

Description

The historical park is an extremely popular visitor attraction today. The Phimai Historical Park is famous for housing some of the most important ruined Khmer temples in Thailand. Most of the structures are considered to be built about a thousand years ago, by the people of Brahmanic culture, but this is not sure. Usually the buildings have three to five stories and are built of sandstone or/and brick.

The central sanctuary is surrounded by numerous temples and statues. All of them are breathtaking and attract dozens of visitors every year. Prasat Hin Phimai is considered to be Thailand’s largest sandstone sanctuary. It occupies almost the central part of the ancient city of Phimai. As you can see, these buildings are unique and valuable sights of the country. Therefore, it is not surprising at all that today the structures are protected, making part of this historical park.

Phimai tower laughlin/Flickr

Phimai tower ©laughlin/Flickr

Highlights of the park

The central building is a wonderful sanctuary named Prasat Hin Phimai. It is perfectly renovated and restored. It is surrounded by other highlights, like the Naga Bridge, The base of Vihara, Prang Hin Daeng, the Twin Libraries, Khlang Ngoen, Prang Brahmadat and so on. There is also an Office and Book shop here. The park is a truly must-see site of the country.

Phimai temple ruins timparkinson/Flickr

Phimai temple ruins ©timparkinson/Flickr

Tourist information

As I already mentioned it, the historical park is an extremely popular visitor attraction among tourists. It can be visited every day with the following opening times: 9:00 to 18:00. The admission fee is 40 Baht per person.

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