The ruins of Prasat Hin Phimai are a welcome but incongruous sight in the town centre. The ancient, crumbling towers are surrounded by a peaceful sea of manicured grass before a simple hedge and low brick wall meet the main streets and busy shopping district. Constructed of laterite, white and pink sandstone, the Angkor period ruins actually pre-date the temple of Angkor itself. Exploring the ... Read more about Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park .
On the banks of the Mun River, the picturesque Phimai National Museum is home to numerous artefacts excavated from the nearby Prasat and other geological sites in the Northeast. Among the many Buddhist statues you'd expect, an extensive collection of ancient Khmer jewellery and ornamentation has survived and is displayed here. A brief English description accompanies each exhibit. In the ... Read more about Phimai National Museum .
Best known for its ancient Khmer ruins, the laidback northeastern Thai town of Phimai is also home to one of Thailand’s spookier sights: Sai Ngam banyan tree grove. Sai Ngam feels like the setting for a twisted horror film where the trees come alive and strangle unsuspecting passersby, and locals believe it’s home to potent terrestrial spirits. For photographers, or anyone who appreciates the ... Read more about Sai Ngam .