Nakhon Ratchasima Things to Do

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    Bung Ta Lau Park

    by Wann Updated Feb 18, 2014

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    Bung Ta lau Park, or water park as there's a big lake in central of the park. I've been there often. This place is very famous in Korat, locals come for relaxation and exercise; jogging biking etc.

    The park located in front of military camp, organized and maintained by military. The area belong to military and since many years back the area developed to be a park for public. There are trails for jogging (3 km/round) and biking. It's open in the morning and in the afternoon till late evening. The time you can see crowded of people do exercise is in late afternoon. If you have plenty of time while visiting Korat might spend some times at the park, jogging, walking, biking, relaxing, view people, admire sunset over the lake.

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    Korat Zoo

    by Wann Updated Oct 20, 2012

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    Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, Thailand

    I'm not actually a fan of zoo but I admit I always have a good time visiting Korat Zoo. This is a great place to spend the day with family & kids.

    Korat Zoo or Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo located about 20 km south of Korat city. It is one of the major zoo in Thailand and one of the most modern in Asia!!!

    The zoo has an area of 545 rai (218 acres). Most of the animals there are from Africa, Penguins, seals, African elephants, rhinoceros, cheetahs, lions, zebras, and giraffes. There is also a reptile building and a hornbill garden.

    The enclosures are large and the zoo has landscaped each section so it matches the habit of each animal.

    There are trailers takes visitors around the zoo, also bicycles or golf cars for rent.

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    Khorat Zoo

    by pattayaraj Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Or full name as Nakhon Rachasima Zoo.This zoo is a special one where have Africa animals called "Big five" included Africa elephant,Wild buffalo,rhino,leopard and lion.Moreover,there're some interesting animals like white rhino,black tiger,camel and Thai sarus crane bird.There're also the aquarium represented fishes in Northeastern area,Night-safari on weekend (Hot and cool season only) Admission fee: Adult 80 THB : Child 20 THB.Services: rail car service,bicycle for rent,golf car for rent,elephant riding,horse kart service,restaurants,Spa,car care service,fun park and resort.From Khorat center,you can take an air-con yellow/green bus (16 THB) from Talad Mae Kim Heng market.The bus run directly to the zoo.The trip takes about 30 mins.

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    Phimai

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009
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    Once a part of the sprawling Khmer empire, Phimai, located 60km north-east of Khorat, was once directly connected by road to the capital of Angkor and was considered to be an integral part of the empire, seeing a steady stream of traders and religious travellers passing through its gates.

    The main enclosed area of the Prasat Phimai, which measures 1020x580m, is comparable with that of Angkor Wat which means that Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most of the buildings were started in the late 10th century by the Khmer King Jayavarman V and were later finished by King Suriyavarman I. They are built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Khorat area dated back to the 7th century. Inscriptions name the site as Vimayapura (which means city of Vimaya), which developed into the Thai name Phimai.

    There are some other interesting sights in the small town such as the Victory Gate, which was the southern entrance into the town, and a very good museum. If you're staying in Khorat, then you shouldn't miss Phimai. It's easy to get to by taking a bus from the terminal 2 bus station, to the north of the city centre, which takes about an hour. You can see more about Phimai on my Phimai page below.

    Open: 7.30am-6pm every day. Admission into Historic Park: 100 baht.

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    Wat Phra Yap

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009
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    I walked past this temple which had an intriguing sign saying "Amazing Cave In The City" and I had to go in and investigate. A monk showed me around the ground floor of a building that was completely decked out in stalactites and stalagmites which have been stuck to the floor, ceiling and walls by an abbot 70 years ago.

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    Maha Viravong National Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009

    Tucked behind the King Rama IX Commemorative Library, this museum feels like it hasn't been updated since it opened in 1954. The collection of religious statues is interesting but the wood, bronze and stone Buddhas seem to jostle each other for elbowroom. The building was styled after a Thai house - a one bedroom Thai house. Exhibits of pottery, coins, bullets and other artefacts crowd into glass cases.

    Open: 9am-4pm Wed-Sun. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. Admission: 50 baht.

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    City Pillar

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009
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    A Lak Mueang or City pillar is found in most cities of Thailand. Usually housed in a shrine which is also believed to house the city spirit deity, Chao Pho Lak Meuang, it is held in high esteem by the citizens of the town. They are, like this one, located right in the centre.

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    City gates & moat

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009
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    The old city of Khorat is surrounded by a wide moat and once was also surrounded by walls. Today only four gates remain with the Chumphon Gate in the west being the only original one. The others are recent rebuilds. There's also an imposing structure at the northern-west corner of the old city which looks like some kind of fortification.

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    Thao Suranari Memorial

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009
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    In 1826, the Lao army invaded Khorat. With the assistant governor away, his wife Khunying Mo, stepped up to lead the defence. She organised Thai soldiers and villagers alike to take up arms and together they defeated the bigger, stronger invaders. The reigning monarch of the time, King Rama III rewarded Khunying Mo's courage by giving her the title Thao Suranaree. Her statue stands in the centre of Nakhon Ratchasima in front of the Chumphon Gate where it's a popular object of worship, while a festival in her honour is held in the city at the end of March and the beginning of April each year.

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    Maha Wirawong National Museum

    by Wann Updated Jul 15, 2008

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    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.

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    experience the real thing ! Korat

    by tuktukman Written Oct 7, 2007

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    The Heroine Statue...you wont miss this !
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    Be prepare ! Learn some basic Thai language will help you a loooong way here at Korat. Not many speak local speak basic English here - not even sales girls at Shopping Mall. The life here is much slower, peaceful than Bangkok or Phuket city.. But here, if you are adventurous and explore more, there's much thing to do, see and eat.. and enjoy. Then again, there arent any foreigners tourists you can see..except maybe a few. This is real thai life if you want to experiment!:)

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    Korat Zoo.

    by tuktukman Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Nothing much to do? Why not spend a half day visiting the local Zoo. You can just rent a Bicycle and cycle around the Zoo. Monkeys there are a scene there..but pictures are either too blurr or small to upload....oh ya..there is a little small aquarium inside too..

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    Chalermprakiet,the ancient elephant's cemetery

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 8, 2006

    Under the ground of Tha Chang Sub-district and Chang Thong Sub-district of Chalermprakiet District,found a huge ancient elephant's cemetery which all stuffs was turned to be fossils and dated back to 25 million years ago. Almost elephant types in the fossils was extinct. About 100 elephant fossils was found in the sand mines all around this District.Some fossils exhibited in the 1st floor of Municipality office.On my visit to this exhibition,there 're others animal fossils like ancient giraffe,....
    Apart from fossils,this district have a big 200 years Banyan tree.It was managed as public park for local. And you can enjoy the floating restaurant along the Mun river.The route begin from floating restaurant pier (closed to the bridge) run pass Banyan tree,Yang Dam,the joint between Lamtakong river and Mun river and the railway bridge where was the end of first railway from BKK to Nakhon Rachasima.This area,King VI used to visitted there and established the wood fossils monument on the side of railway.

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    Petrified Wood Museum

    by pattayaraj Written Aug 4, 2006

    Petrified Wood Museum located in Ban Kroke Duan Ha where found the Petrified Wood all over the area.This museum is still in reconstruction but the outdoor exhibition have finished already. For exhibitions,the first building 's for Petrified Wood,the 2nd building for Ancient elephants and the 3rd building for Dinosaur. All related to the area of Northeastern where found so many stuffs of primordial times. And the outdoor exhibition exhibited the Petrified Wood which found in Northeastern area.

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    Koke Srisaket temple in Pakthongchai

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 4, 2006
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    This temple have some interesting buildings such as the ubosot,Sala or hall with painting on cieling.Apart from buildings,this temple have so many kinds of plants for study.The abbot have arranges the route for study the plants and also he aims to make this temple as forest area to making meditation and local education.

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