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Sandstone craftmanship from the 11th century can be found at Phimai

Visit Phimai, Thailand

A two-hour drive north-east of the Khao Yai National Park is one of the oldest surviving Khmer temple sites in the area. This Hindu-Buddhist shrine pre-dates Angkor Wat, yet shares a number of stylistic attributes.

Phimai, Thailand

A two-hour drive north-east of the Khao Yai National Park and deeper in to Isaan's many provinces you find Prasat Phimai.

Hindu-Buddhist shrine

One of the oldest surviving Khmer temple sites in the area it was originally constructed of red sandstone in the 10th and 11th centuries. This Hindu-Buddhist shrine pre-dates Angkor Wat, yet shares a number of stylistic attributes.

Due in part to a sensitive restoration project by the Fine Arts Department, Prasat Phimai has a unique quality with some of the most detailed Khmer lintel work still visible after a thousand years of weather, war and occupation.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Thailand specialists on 01993 838 115

Suggested Phimai itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Phimai, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.