Left: Phimai South Gate and main tower of Prasat Hin Phimai in the distance
The Southern Gate a.k.a. Victory Gate (Pratu Chai) faces directly towards Angkor and the road leading out was probably the major route between. Outside the city gates are some other relics including Kuti Rishi (the hermit's dwelling), one of 102 hospitals ordered built around the Angkorean kingdom by King Jayavarman VII. Also within the city walls is The Meru Brahmathat, an Ayuthaya period brick chedi.
Buses leave during the day from Bangkok's northern bus terminal for Nakon Ratchasima (a.k.a. Khorat), the trip takes around 4 hours. From Khorat's bus station buses leave at half hour intervals for Phimai.