LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE

Visited a Thai family in a small village near Phimai and they took me there. What a great day. Most of my photos that day was focused on the family. I plan on making another trip here in October.  

Text from Wikipedia 

The Phimai historical park(Thai: ปราสาทหินพิมาย) protects one of the most importantKhmer temples of Thailand. It is located in the town of PhimaiNakhon Ratchasima province.

The temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highwayfrom Angkor. As the enclosed area of 1020x580m is comparable with that of Angkor Wat, Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most buildings are from the late 11th to the late 12th century, built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Khorat area dated back to the 7th century. 

Want to thank Jaeb Na Ka and her family 

Chomyang Puttaburee 

Map of Phimai Historical Park Thailand 

There are several hotels in Phimai. 

We recommend Phimai Inn Hotel as that is the only one familiar with. Good food and nice pool. 

Phimai Inn Hotel

Nai Mueang, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30110

044 481 196
https://goo.gl/maps/zWCEkVthfMP2

Can reach Phimai by bus from Korat or Nakhon Ratchasima 

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I have been to both these lovely places many times to see.  Today wanted to show Jaeb as she has not been to them. Both interesting and fun to explore.  

Wat Srisunthon 


To see more. Learn. And where visit this link Wat Srisunthon 

Temple Tha Rue Shrine  

Jaeb met the guide here.  Very helpful . He is from the same town as Jaeb. A small town in Issan. 



Can see and learn more at Tha Rue Shrine  click 

Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham at one time had the largest Buddhist statue on Phuket Thailand.  The Big Buddha at Chalong now is larger.  But this temple is worth the visit.

Go with Jaeb Na Ka and I on our trip there.  

Located on Rang Hill in Phuket town.   Kinda hard to find but we will give you a Google map at the bottom.  

There are two areas of the Wat . The older building where the big Buddha is located on top.  If you park in the parking lot across the street.  

There is the newer area where the new temple is.  There is a large statue of Yammaraj or the Lord of darkness. 

Many carving and statues to see. Take the steps with the green NAGA  SNAKES. 

Jaeb

Hours

Open around 8 and closed late afternoon 

Map click here for larger map

I went with Jaeb to Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand for her to receive blessing . Asanha Bucha is one of the most important Buddhist days.  

 text from wikipedia

Asanha Bucha in ThailandThai:อาสาฬหบูชา) is a TheravadaBuddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month. It is celebrated in CambodiaThailandSri LankaLaosMyanmar and in countries with Theravada Buddhist populations. Asalha Puja, also known as Dhamma Day, is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating as it does the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment. This first pivotal sermon, often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dhamma,” is the teaching which is encapsulated for Buddhists in the four noble truths: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (tanha); there is a state (nibbana) beyond suffering and craving; and finally, the way to nirvana is via the eightfold path. All the various schools and traditions of Buddhism revolve around the central doctrine of the four noble truths

The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons

Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand 

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