Phimai in bloom – April 2017

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.

หางนกยูงฝรั่งThis particular flame tree can be found growing in the area near the Banyan Tree.

Royal PoincianaA cluster of brightly coloured flowers.

flame tree fruitThe above photograph shows the fruit of the tree – a long woody legume.

Delonix regiaA flower of the flamboyant Royal Poinciana tree in Phimai, Thailand.

Gyms and fitness centres in Phimai town

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.

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Location map of gyms/fitness centres in Phimai town.

Volleyball in Phimai – April 2017

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.

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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.

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Location map for the Phimai volleyball competition, April 2017.

Volleyball – the Phimai Cup 2016

This weekend sees the start of the annual Phimai Cup volleyball competition in Phimai town, organised by the local government (tetsaban tambon Phimai).  The volleyball court is set up in the town centre at laan promatat, the area of land beside the town clock.

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There are different categories in the competition:

  • Primary school boys and primary school girls
  • Local male teams and local female teams
  • Open male teams and open female teams

The matches are scheduled to start at 5pm and finish around 9pm. According to the advertising sign above, the competition takes place over 11 days, from 19 to 30 March. However, information from the local authority has the last day as Sunday 27 of March.

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Location map for the Phimai Cup volleyball competition.

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Action from the Phimai Cup volleyball competition – men above, girls below.

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The new court building in Phimai

A new court building has been built at the bypass junction of Phimai town.

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The new court building is very much bigger than the old court building, which was near the Phimai Inn and the Electricity authority (PEA) building.

Phimai court sign

Next to the main court building is a new building for the office of the public prosecutor.

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Office of the State Attorney/Public Prosecutor in Phimai

Phimai prosecutor sign

Court = ศาล (saan)

Public Prosecutor = อัยการ (oy gaan)

Phimai map showing loction of new court building

Map showing the location of the new court building in Phimai town.