Welcome to Phimai

Being located smack in the centre of this small and pleasant town, Phimai is not just one of the most impressive ancient monuments in Thailand, it's also one of the most accessible. Phimai is an easy day trip out of Khorat, but if you prefer the quiet life, you could always make Khorat a day trip out of Phimai instead.

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$38 Day Trips & Excursions

Phnom Bok Mountain Temple Tour from Siem Reap

This full-day tour takes you to Banteay Samre to visit one of the superb Hindu temples of the Khmer rulers, Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II.Constructed in the mid 9th-Century, very few tours visit the temple as it involves climbing up 640 steps of a steep mountain. But the view from the top is magical and offers 360-degree views of Angkor Wat and the Kulen Mountains.Ideal for adventure travelers with a moderate level of fitness, the tour takes you to Phnom Bok Mountain, approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Siem Reap.On the way, you will make a detour to Banteay Samre. The style of the towers and balustrades of the Hindu temple bear strong resemblance to those at Angkor Wat, and even more so to the temples of Phimai in Thailand. Many of its carvings are in excellent condition.Proceed to the base of Phnom Bok and climb to the top of the hill to a very flat summit. Here you can enjoy views of the ivy clad sandstone temples that date back to the 9th-Century. The area was once occupied by the Khmer Rouge and old artillery guns and machine guns still in place serve as a reminder.The tour departs Siem Reap daily at 8am, and includes a free lunch before you return to Siem Reap in the afternoon.

$85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ancient City of Khmer Empire

Beng Mealea is jungle temple located in 77 km from Siem Reap it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century that was as a Hindu temple, but there are some carvings depicting buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps.  After this jungle temple you going to visit Koh Ker Temple ‘ Khmer Pyramid temple’ that was built by King Jayavarman IV in 9th Century that also was a capital of the Khmer empire in (928 AD), numerous sanctuaries with Shiva-lingas existed already. Koh Ker was a cult site where Shiva had been worshiped a long time. Also Jayavarman IV was an ardent worshiper of this Hindu god. As later kings (whose residence was not in Koh Ker) changed from Hinduism to Buddhism they gave orders to make the necessary adjustments at their temples.The city of Koh Ker was on the most important strategic route of the Khmer empire. Coming from Angkor and Beng Mealea to Koh Ker this road led to Prasat Preah Vihear and from there to Phimai in Thailand and Wat Phu in Laos. The region of Koh Ker is relatively dry. Numerous water-tanks and canals were built during the 9th and the 10th century to ensure the water supply.

$54 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Hour Mini Siam Tour in Pattaya

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Pattaya hotel (a choice of departure times are available to suit your itinerary) and a short transfer to the Mini Siam park. On arrival, simply use your pre-paid entrance ticket to access the park and enjoy around two hours to explore independently. Take a walk through Thai history as you stroll through the beautiful gardens and admire miniature replicas of some of Thailand's most impressive temples and monuments. Look out for highlights such as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the ancient Khemer temple of Phimai, Wat Phra Kaeo, Phanom Rung Historical Park, and Wat Arun.After visiting the park, meet back up with your driver for the return transfer to your hotel.

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Mini Siam Tour Pattaya

We give you the privilege to choose the departure time as per your convenience that suits your schedule. As soon as u feel ready, you can meet your driver at the pick spot of your hotel. Your driver will whirl you to the Mini Siam park premises. You can enter the park with the help of Admission tickets which will be provided by us.Excluding the time of transportation and other necessary formalities, you are given with a total of 2 full hours to explore the park in and out and understand the global culture as thoroughly as you can .you will be tramping through well decorated gardens with temples and the world’s best attractions at their miniature form. There comes an extra addition to the amusements which is the serpentine ‘river’ which acts as a border or separator for the 2 divided regions. You can also opt to see the water fronts present inside which spans the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. You also see recreations of some revered sites like Wat Phra Kaeo and the ancient temple of Phimai and Wat Arun. So , it overall gives you a top most level view or bird’s eye view of the world’s easter and western hemisphere.After you are done with your time, you can contact your respective driver and catchup with him accordingly. You will be escorted back to the pattaya hotel from there.

$520.90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bangkok to North-East Thailand 4-Day Heritage and Temples Tour

Isarn fits the perfect picture for an impression or passing by rustic villages, where wooden stilt houses are primarily fill the town borders and children playfully welcome new faces with a smile. The Northeastern part also is home to crumbling temples of the Khmer empire, often located on an elevated part of the land, and signifying its religious importance. Kind-hearted, a cuisine that is just finger-licking good, and tropical landscapes that demand to be explored; it is all this that have drawn guests with an Explore Asia-cap on to a lesser-known part of Thailand. Expect 4 locally-themed days through the Kingdom’s answer to authencity.Welcomed by your guide and driver, head straight out of the capital and head towards the rural side of the country. Before making your way towards Thailand’s oldest national parks for the night over and spending time exploring this popular holiday retreat, the importance of Phra Buddha Babh with its shire to revere the holy foot print of the Lord Buddha cannot be skipped. After your lunch in Saraburi, you will enter the Khao Yai National Park area with another visit to a Buddhist temple, and meet the traders and buyers at a nearby wet market. Dinner and overnight will be just near the entrance of Khao Yai National Park.It takes a full day to see everything in Khao Yai but with the Haew Suwat waterfall, you will tackle an amazing natural phenomenon before heading to the gateway of the East – Khorat. One of Thailand’s largest cities has ample to offer to fill the day, but the highlight of the day will definitely the Khmer style temple of Phimai, Thailand’s answer to the Angkor temples in terms of magnificence. From statues to natural phenomenon, end the afternoon at your Khorat-based overnight address for dinner and a well-deserved night’s rest.Continuing your exploration of the ancient and spiritual, Prasat Phnom Rung, located on an extinct volcano and the nearby Prasart Muang Tham, affirms the influences of neighbor Cambodia during the Angkor era. A morning, including a local lunch, that comes to an end as you head over to one of the unofficial elephant capitals of Thailand, called Surin. The prangs of Prasat Hin Sikhoraphum complete another day in the fabulous east, afterwards head to your hotel for dinner and the night over.The Khmer influences from a bygone era keep your days filled with awe. On our last day before heading back to Bangkok, Isarn landmarks such as the Prasat Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai and its smaller brother - Prasat Wat Sa Kamphaeng Noi – move you nearer the Laos border. Ubon Ratchathani will be the final stop before flying back to the capital. Included is a visit to one of the oldest villages in the country and you admire beautiful collections of artefacts are on display at to Ban Kan Lueang Archaeological Site. It is time to head to the airport for a 1-hour flight to Bangkok (ticket not included), followed by a comfortable transfer to your Bangkok hotel.