Phimai Historical Park
One of the biggest and most-impressive Khmer-era ruined complexes in Thailand, Phimai Historical Park provides a captivating look into the past. Located right in the centre of Phimai town, the large site is surrounded by what remains of the walls, deep foundations, and moats. Inside, there are large courtyards with a number of halls, ponds, and towers. Built between the 11th and 12th centuries, it is thought that the site was mainly dedicated to Buddhism, as that was the area’s main religion. You can see influences from Hinduism too, the religion of the Khmers in the past. The glorious ruins are located at one end of an ancient highway that used to run all the way to the Angkor capital (now Siem Reap).