Phimai Complex, Korat, NE Thailand
photographs by Ven. Priya Rakkhit

high-definition creative commons photographs from this Angkorian site, which is now situated in North-East Thailand, at the farthest end on the road from Angkor, together with further information.

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Map of Bayon

the complex seen from above

The Phimai temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. As the enclosed area of 1020x580m it is comparable in size with that of Angkor Wat and 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 and Bayon style. Even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Korat area dated back to the 7th century.

 

Main Entrance to the Complex

001 Main Entrance to the Complex

Main Entrance to the Complex

002 Main Entrance to the Complex

Main Gateway

003 Main Gateway

Decorations

004 Decorations

Side Walls

005 Side Walls

Side Walls

006 Side Walls

Side Walls

007 Side Walls

Side Walls

008 Side Walls

The Temple Attached to the Pagoda

009 The Temple Attached to the Pagoda

Sandstone Relief

010 Sandstone Relief

Sandstone Relief

011 Sandstone Relief

Sandstone Relief

012 Sandstone Relief

Nagas Serpent Bridge

013 Nagas Serpent Bridge

Naga Serpent Bridge

014 Naga Serpent Bridge

Mucilinda

015 Mucilinda

Lion and Naga Serpent

016 Lion and Naga Serpent

Entrance to the Central Pagoda

017 Entrance to the Central Pagoda

Entrance to the Central Pagoda

018 Entrance to the Central Pagoda

Central Stupa from Different Angle

019 Central Stupa from Different Angle

The Central Stupa

020 The Central Stupa

Doors inside the Temple

021 Doors inside the Temple

King's Dressing House

022 King's Dressing House

Entrance between the two Pagodas

023 Entrance between the two Pagodas

Looking through the Door

024 Looking through the Door

Mucilinda protects the Buddha

025 Mucilinda protects the Buddha

King Jayavarman VII

026 King Jayavarman VII

Photographs by Ven. Priya Rakkhit

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