Phimai Historical Park

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Phimai Historical Park

The most magnificent castle in Thailand is located at Amphur Phimai, Nakornratchasima.This castle is believed to have been be built more than 1,000 years ago by an ancient tribe that is said to have contact with the Khmer Kingdom. Phimai Historical Park was created in the 16 BE. The park is located in the heart of Amphur Phimai and is the center of transportation in the areas around Moon River. The engraved picture on the lintel and the pediment is very attractive. They are mostly about the story of Ramayana and the beliefs of Brahman-Hindu. For example, the pediment in the south or in the front of pagoda is the picture of Shiva dancing the hundred and eight Thai classical dances. Inside the main pagoda, a pediment above the four entrance doors depicts the Buddha’s life.

Site of Interest

Sai Ngarm, where there are big banyan trees around the bank of the Moon River.

Food

Korat noodle (kua mee) is made from rice. The noodle is thin and soft. Eat with Som Tum Korat.

Souvenirs

Darn Gwian pottery is the most popular product from Korat. There are many types for tourists to choose in each shop along both sides of the streets. Some shops also allow tourists to see the pottery being made.