Sai Ngam

Nakhon Ratchasima Province

A bit east of town is Thailand's largest and oldest banyan tree, a 350-plus-year-old giant spread over an island. The extensive system of interlocking branches and gnarled trunks makes the 'Beautiful Banyan' look like a small forest.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Nakhon Ratchasima Province attractions

1. Pratu Tawan Ork

0.61 MILES

There's almost nothing left of Phimai city's eastern gate, built by King Jayavarman VII in the 13th century. But, a bit of the original moat and an…

2. Phimai National Museum

0.65 MILES

One of the biggest and best museums in Isan, the Phimai National Museum is well worth a visit. Situated on the banks of Sa Kwan, a 12th-century Khmer…

3. Clock Tower

0.74 MILES

Phimai's little clock tower marks the middle of the town.

4. Meru Bhramathat

0.75 MILES

Meru Bhramathat is a toppled brick stupa dating back to the late Ayuthaya period (18th century). Its name is derived from a folk tale that refers to it as…

5. Pratu Phi

0.79 MILES

Phimai city's northern gate, built by King Jayavarman VII in the 13th century.

6. Phimai Historical Park

0.81 MILES

Prasat Phimai is one of the most impressive Khmer ruins in Thailand, both in its grand scale and its intricate details. Though built as a Mahayana…

7. San Jao Lak Muang

0.86 MILES

Phimai's city pillar is unusually short and stubby because it's a laterite block taken from Prasat Phimai.

8. Pratu Chai

0.93 MILES

This south gate is the most intact and noteworthy of Phimai's three surviving 13th-century city gates (the east gate is in ruins), built by King…