The Phimai circuit 2019

The dates for this year’s Phimai Circuit 5km road race series are:

Saturday 16th March 2019

Saturday 15th June 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

There are various age groups for male and female runners. There is a junior age group for boys or girls 15 years old and under, then a 16-29 years old age group, 30-34 years, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 for men, 60 and over for women, 65 and over for men.

This year the races start from near Phimai Hospital. The route is shown below.

Phimai circuit start 2019

You can get more information from Phimai Hospital at the phone numbers below.

044-471511 ext. 140


044-471511 ext. 193


Phimai in bloom – March 2019

One colourful plant that has been showing well in Phimai this month has been the bougainvillea (เฟื่องฟ้า)

Phimai bougainvillea

It looks particularly nice around the perimeter of the historical park, where it is used as hedging.

Bougainvillea at Phimai Historical Park

It is not the flowers that look colourful, it is the coloured bracts that surround the flowers.

bougainvillea - เฟื่องฟ้า

The flowers are actually white and quite small.

Bougainvillea in Phimai

The overall effect is wonderful.

เฟื่องฟ้า Phimai, Thailand

Bougainvillea plants in Phimai, Thailand.

Phimai “mini-marathon” 2017

Early this morning, Phimai town hosted some road races; 10.5km, 5km and a 4km fun run.Phimai December 2017

There was a big turnout.

Runners waiting at the start line.


And they’re off!

Phimai 03.12.17

Sprinting for the line in the men’s 10.5km race.Phimai

Phimai 03.12.17

Below, winning the 4km fun run.

Phimai 03.12.17

Below, winners receiving their prizes.

Free T-shirt for the runners included in the price of entry.

Phimai 2017


Phimi mini marathon trophies 03.12.17

Phimai running club members gather for a post-race group photo.


Phimai festival 2017

This year’s Phimai festival takes place from the 8th to the 12th of November 2017.

Events and activities include a Korat cat contest, a cultural show at Phimai historical park and longboat racing. Longboat racing will take place during the last 2 days of the festival – the 11th and 12th of November 2017 – in the usual location, Lam Jakarat. You can view the racing along the sides of the river and from the bridge on Anantachinda Road.

Phimai festival 2017

Teams have been out practising for the long boat racing.

Phimai festival 2017

Come along next month and cheer them on and enjoy the Phimai festival.

Pictures from Phimai – October 2017

A few photographs taken in Phimai this month.

1. A rural scene only a few kilometres from the town centre.

2. Phimai barrage dam gates fully open.

3. People having fun playing in flood water.

4. Inside the Phimai rice research centre.

5. Inundated trees.

6. Sunset at the bypass junction – 22 October 2017.

7. Rural sunset – 24 October 2017.