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    Korat - Phi Mai Historical Park

    Phi Mai Historical Park isn't too far from Korat and is definetely worth the trip, they charge 40baht regardless of the color of your skin or your nationality, it is just past the National Museum as you drive into Phi Mai from the main road, as your driving in you will pass the back of it and need to turn right at the traffic lights.

    The buildings that are left were built in the late 11th and 12th century so they are actually older than blackgang and most other people you know, all the buildings seem to be made out of different stones, ie hard stones and also black ones and even sand stone, seems a bit strange that, it is supposedly the Thai version of the Angkor wat and has a lot of Khmer influence, all looks pretty much the same to me.

    Lions gaurding the entrance, Chinese influence?

    You can view more pictures of Phi Mai Historical Park Here.













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    Phanom Rung, formerly a Hindu Saivite (Shiva) Monestary is certainly one of my favorite places in Issan to visit. It was constructed by the Khemers and has similar if not identical structural appearance. Lots of good photo opportunities.

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    Phi Mai Historical Park

    Ok I got loads of pictures of Phi Mai's Historical Park, we was only there for about an hour but it is quite smart. Just think, there must have been thousands of Thai's living there in animal skin tents and wooden houses, they are gone now


















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    Nice pics DD. Looks as though you might have been standing in exactly the same location I was when I took some of my pics. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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    Here are a few pics of mine from a few years back. As you can see, some are from the same or similar vantage point.

















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    and here are some pics from the special evening show that was held the weekend we were there.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    it is just past the National Museum
    The museum itself is well worth a visit. It contains artifacts from all over Isaan; mainly stuff that needs protection from being sold to a collector in Chicago:












    You can't take photos of stuff inside the museum so all of the above are from the substantial collection outdoors.


    This is a view of Phimai from one of the old city gates.

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    Also worth visiting is Phanom Wan, a short drive from Phimai.


























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    nics pics BH. nothing like being up close and personal with these fabulous historic ruins.

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    nice pics my gf will love when i ask can we go and look i think they all was there on scool tours she wil be suprised how i even now it

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    These photos where taken january 2008


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    Original entrance to the city


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    The entrance


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    Entering the inner sanctum


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    Pimai is famous for being the most complete kymer ruins in thailand.

    It was rebuilt to reach this level and is amazing to see this in Thailand. Another great reason to visit Isaan.

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    The grounds are huge, best visited in the morning.

    To get good pictures one needs to be there early morning.

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    The inner sanctum


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    Amazing detail here


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