Photo: Wandering the grounds of Phimai.

Things to see and do

Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park
Central Phimai
T: (044) 471 568

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 .

Phimai National Museum
On the banks of the Mun River, Phimai
T: (044) 471 167

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 .

Sai Ngam
A couple of kilometres to the east of Phimai town.

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 .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Phimai? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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