Pakchong Landmark Hotel
151-1 Mittraphap Rd., Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima, 30130, Thailand
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Travel Tips for Nakhon Ratchasima
Ya Mo (Grandmother Mo)
I always go to central of the town to pay homage to Thao Suranaree or locals call Ya Mo at Thao Suranaree Statue. It is like a tradition, Korat locals must come to pay homage and ask for blessings from her. She is a heroine in Thai history and Korat history. Back to the reign of King Rama III, she was born in 1771 in Korat. Her original name was Mo which mean big. She was a wife of the Korat Deputy Governor. Her heroine deed was about saving Korat from the invasion of the Laotian army from Vientiane in 1826 and later, she was honored to be Thao Suranaree.
In these days, not only locals but mostly visitors from other provinces when they visit Korat, always take a chance come to pay homage at the statue.
Cave in town
It is in the area of Wat Pa-Yap, temple in town. The cave is not real cave but built by real stalagmites and stalactites, monk said they taken from Saraburi Province where doing explode a quarry. Above the cave is a monk residence.
Maha Wirawong National Museum
The museum located just in central of the town, if you are into museum, shouldn't miss visiting Maha Wirawong National Museum.
The Museum displays items that Somdet Phra Maha Wirawong, the ex-abbot of Wat Sutthachinda, collected, also art facts which found in Nakhon Ratchasima and provinces around and donations. Most items in the museum are Buddha images, including stone images of the Khmer period, images from the Ayutthaya period, bronze images, earthenware, ancient utensils, and woodcarving.
The museum open during 9 a.m.-4 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday.
It is closed on public holidays.
Wat Sala Loi Temple
One of the famous temples of Nakhon Ratchasima be recommended in many guidebook. Wat Sala Loi, built in 1827 by Thao Suranari and her husband. The highlight to visit here is to see The accient convocation hall. The hall inside the temple is in an applied Thai style in the shape of a junk riding the waves, the buildings was decorated by local Dan Kwian clay tiles to tell the life of Lord Buddha. The door is made of metal with raised designs of the Buddhist tale and the hall houses a large standing white Buddha image. In 1973, the hall was awarded the prize of the best avant-garde religious building from the Siam Architects Society. In front of the hall as you can see in my 2nd photo, is a plaster sculpture of Thao Suranaree sitting praying in the middle of a pond. It is a place where some pieces of bone of Thao Suranaree, the heroine of the local were keep there.
Blossom festival in Wang Num Kheow District
Blossom festival in Wang Num Kheow, around 90 kms from downtown, held every years in cold season, normally in December till January, depends on the weather and blooms. The festival aims to present the beautiful bloom from local gardens in the area.
Popular Hotels in Nakhon Ratchasima
1/3 Moo 6 Thanarat Road, Moo-Si, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima, 30130, Thailand
Dusit Princess Korat
1137 Suranarai Road, Naimuang District, Amphur Muang, Nakorn Ratchasima, 30000, Thailand
2112/2 Mittraphap Road, Nakorn Ratchasima, 30000, Thailand