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Big Banyan

Had a walk round very interesting giant banyan with plenty of fish and terrapins. Stalls selling a... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
tomski2001
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Having read some reviews I would like to clear a few matters up. The Banyan tree is a bit special... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
desi d
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Just try to imagine a banyan tree, only one, 350 years old, a little more than 3 200 m2 (35 000 square feet) under which you can walk at a cool temperature.... quite an incredible tree, with squirrels, dragons flies, a small temple.... Really nice...More

Thank Piminoi
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Had a walk round very interesting giant banyan with plenty of fish and terrapins. Stalls selling a variety of tourist tat and some restaurants. We had a picnic on the sportsfield. Well maintained with supporting concrete designed to look like trunks.

Thank tomski2001
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This place is a really good spot to relax, take your time, pray, walk.. But, there is still not lot of things to see. If you have no bike or bicycle, this place is hard to get. It's not really worth it to go that...More

Thank Basile B
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The whole area is covered with ancient banyan tree aged over 300 years. Other than this, nothing much there, many fortune teller kiosks around the area. There are local souvenir shops outside, price is cheap.

Thank WitoonTrakarnpruk188
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Having read some reviews I would like to clear a few matters up. The Banyan tree is a bit special as it actually grows on itself i.e. its seeds drop into crevices of the original tree and then grows on that tree. Also named the...More

1  Thank desi d
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Imagine walking in the area like lost land where old trees creeping everywhere, it is spooky for me. It is even haunted in the day time when seeing several shrines with a load of offered garland and smell of incent. This place is easy to...More

1  Thank Danaiya T
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited Sai Ngam and its famous banyan tree early in the morning when the sunrise was low. It is beautiful with a nice walkway and several interesting shrines inside. We spent about two hours but one is probably sufficient. There is no cost for...More

2  Thank Banuwati
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Not worth the effort just to come all the way here to see it , only good for a 10 mins walk. I take it as a side trip after visiting the Phimai History Park, do it if you have 60mins to spare.

Thank JaegerLim
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Read and heard some great thinks about it, but unfortunately it was a disappointment. The roots of the tree was completely decorated with coloured pieces of material. It looked more like a Christmas tree. Around it was a lot of dirt, not maintained at all!...More

Thank Kiki E
Reviewed 18 October 2016

When you are in Phimai (for the great Khmer temple complex in the Historical Park), don't forget to visit the banyan tree-cum-temple-cum-picnic spot. It is a nice walk from the centre of town (about 20 minutes), no need to take food: plenty of restaurants near...More

Thank Thom S
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