The new police station building in Phimai town is now open.
Location map for Phimai Police Station
The telephone number for Phimai town police station is 044-71884
The police station in Phimai town has moved to a temporary location. It is now located at the old court building, about 1 mile/1.6km along the bypass from the old location.
The new location is about 400m from the Phimai Inn and 500m from the PEA office, on the same side of the road.
These signs (below) are visible from the bypass.
The old police station has been demolished and a new one will be built in its place.
Phimai police station is expected to be at its temporary location for about a year or so.
Some information on the utility companies serving Phimai town.
The water supply company
The Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) supplies water to Phimai town. The PWA has an office in Phimai town on the opposite side of the road to the Phimai museum. Look for the tall blue and white water tower. The office is open between 08.30 and 16.30 on weekdays. It is closed on weekends and public holidays. You can pay your water bills at this office. Bills can also be paid at 7-11 convenience stores so long as they are paid before the date specified on the bill. This is usually a week from the day the bill was issued.
PWA phone number (Phimai office): 044-471-399
PWA call center phone number: 1662
Main website: pwa.co.th
English website: http://en.pwa.co.th/index.html
The electricity supply company
The electricity supply company for Phimai town is the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA). Its office in Phimai is located on the bypass, opposite the TJ petrol station and 100 metres from the Phimai Inn. You can pay your electricity bills at this office. Bills can also be paid at 7-11 convenience stores so long as they are paid within the dates specified on the bill. This is usually a 10 day period, including the day the bill was issued.
PEA phone number (Phimai): 044-471-444
PEA CAll Center: 1129
PEA English language website: https://www.pea.co.th/en/SitePages/home.aspx
PEA main website: https://www.pea.co.th/SitePages/home.aspx
Above is a map showing the locations of the utility company offices in Phimai town.
There are 4 petrol stations in Phimai town and there is a 24 hour self service petrol pump.
Above is the TJ petrol station (TJ Petrol Park) on the bypass near the Phimai Inn and opposite the electricity company local office.
An Esso petrol station is located at the junction of Road 206 and Road 2175 (the road heading towards Nikom and Hin Dat)
There is a Baang Chaak petrol station on the road into the town, near the rice cooperative/rice mill and about 500m from Phimai hospital.
There is a PTT petrol station not far from the Phimai National Museum, on the other side of the road bridge.
In the PTT sign above, you can see the prices and the colour code for each different type of fuel sold. Red is 91 octane benzine (regular petrol). Orange is 95 octane gasohol (bio-fuel). Green is 91 octane gasohol (bio-fuel). Blue is diesel. Yellow is used for 95 octane benzine (regular fuel) but it is rare to find it nowadays. Petrol prices change quite frequently.
The 24 hour self service petrol pump is located at the junction of Ratchanonilela Road and Sa-Gaew Road, at the house/shop business of the local community leader (poo yai baan). See picture above. As you can see, it sells 91 octane benzine (regular petrol).
Below is a map showing the locations of where you can buy petrol in Phimai town.
A=Bang Chaak, B = PTT, C = Self service pump, D = TJ Park, E = Esso
You might also find somebody selling petrol by the bottle. There is such a place in Phimai town opposite the entrance to wat bung (wat burapa).
The PTT petrol station in town is now closed. A sign says it is for renovation but it has been closed for a few months now and I can see no work being done.
However, its closure coincided with the opening of a new PTT petrol station just outside the town, on the road leading to Korat. The new PTT petrol station has a 7/11 shop and a small food area.
song taew: These are pick up trucks that have been converted to carry passengers in the back. The pick up trucks have a covered roof and in the back of the pick up truck there are two rows of seats to sit on. The Thai words song taew (สองแถว) mean ‘two rows’.
Buses run frequently between Korat city, Phimai town and Chumpuang town. Buses from Korat to Chumpuang via Phimai run every 15 minutes. Buses in the other direction run every 30 minutes at approximately on the hour and on the half hour.
There is a minibus service that runs between Korat (Nakhonratchasima), Phimai town and Chumpuang town. The minibus is modern and air conditioned.