One colourful tree that has been in bloom in Phimai this month has been the Royal Poinciana (Latin: Delonix regia /Thai: หางนกยูงฝรั่ง – peacock tail), also called the flamboyant tree or flame tree due to its large bright red/orange/scarlet flowers.
There are now four gyms in Phimai town and they are located quite close to each other.
MJ Fitness is located on Anantachinda Road, at the junction with Soi Sangat-pattana. It’s about 250m from Phimai Medical hospital. MJ Fitness is open from 9am to 10pm. It costs 50 baht per day, 799 baht per month.
Phimai Fitness is located in a small road adjacent to Anantachinda Road. It’s about 100m from Phimai Medical hospital. Phimai Fitness is open from 11am to 9pm Mon to Fri, 12pm to 7pm on Saturdays. It costs 40 baht per day, 100 baht for 3 days, 495 baht per month.
Iron Gym is located opposite the old cinema, at the junction of Haruethairom Road and Suriya-atsadong Road. The entrance is on Haruethairom Road. Iron Gym is open from 10am to 10pm every day. It costs 30 baht per day, 690 baht per month.
City Gym is located on Suriya-atsadong Road, about 400m from Iron Gym. City Gym is open from 10am to 9pm every day. It costs 40 baht per day, 699 baht per month.
Location map of gyms/fitness centres in Phimai town.
This week sees the return of of the annual volleyball competition in Phimai town, which is organised by the local government (tetsaban tambon Phimai). The volleyball court is set up in the town centre at laan mayn-promatat, the area of land beside the town clock.
The matches are scheduled to start at 5.30pm and go on until quite late in the evening. The competition this year takes place between the 18th and 26th of April 2017.
Location map for the Phimai volleyball competition, April 2017.
Here are some photographs I’ve taken of butterflies in Phimai.
A female Great Eggfly
Peacock Pansy (Junonia Almana)
Peacock Pansy (showing wet season form underside)
Blue tiger (Tirumala limniace)
Lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus malayanus – ผีเสื้อหนอนมะนาว)
Gaudy Baron (Euthalia lubentina) ผีเสื้อบารอนเขียวแดงธรรมดา
Gaudy Baron (underside)
And finally a moth
Great owl moth (Erebus macrops)
I will add more photographs of butterflies and moths in Phimai when I can.