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    Na Phra Thaat temple in Pakthongchai

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 2, 2006

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    Located in the West of Pakthongchai city. This temple was built in 2330 B.E. in the reign of King Rama I. There're some interesting buildings such as : Hor Trai or manuscript library in the pond.This Hor Trai have the mural painting depicted about Buddha's life,the meeting of god and some Thai patterns.Ubosot or ordination hall with mural painting depicted about Jataka stories and Buddha story.It also depicted about local lifestyle.Chedi or Thaat in Laos style and sala or hall where built from wood. From Pakthongchai twon,you can take a blue songtaew ( two rows seat truck) via Taku at Pakthongchai market,price : 10 Bahts per person,takes about 30 mins.

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    Dharma Chakra Semaram temple in Sema Ancient city

    by pattayaraj Written May 21, 2006

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    Dharma Chakra Semaram temple located in Sema Ancient city.This city is an old city of Dvaravati period, as a couple city with Kho Ra Kha Pura city (the first community in Nakorn Rachasima).Inside Sema ancient city,there 's one temple called Dharma Chakra Sema Ram temple.It found a big reclining Buddha image made from sandstone and Dharma Chakra or wheel of Law which also made from laterite ,both 're in Dvaravati period and presume to built on the time of building Sema city. Beside,the reclining Buddha image 's the oldest reclining Buddha in Thailand with 13.30 metres long and 2.30 metres tall.For Dharma Chakra,housed in the building near Ubosot.This artifact found near the Buddha image. It look like a wheel of cart,decorated with mixture animals called Panassabodi,it's the vehicle of Buddha in Mahayana Sect.

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    Prasat Phnom Wan

    by pattayaraj Updated May 21, 2006

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    This Khmer sanctuary built in the same period as Pimai Sanctuary and it also built with the same pattern but smaller than the original. This sanctuary built by laterite and sandstone included the main building in the centre faced to the power direction "East". All centre group surrounded with a long gallery in square plan. There 's one incription which found here and translate by Princess Sirinthorn.It described about a person who do good will go to heaven,a person who do bad will go to hell. From the evidence, this sanctuary used to be a Hinduism temple and changed to be Buddhism temple in the later time.For now,this sanctuary housed some Buddha images.In the East of buildings's a laterite base called Noen Orapim.This name derived from the legend "Jataka Orapim-Pajit" which influenced to local legend.

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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..

    What are you looking at dude? Fat bird. This is very close up...and stink they. Giraffes and Zebra.... Hyena
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    Si kiu quarry

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    This place 's one sandstone source in Northeastern where ancient people used to come and cut sandstone for building sanctuaries in an area of Nakornrachasima and nearby, such as Prasart Muang Khaek,Prasart Muang Kao,Prasart Non Kuu. All sandstone shifted by drilling holes to the stone,then use metal bar for lifting. The stone always moved by rafting. From this site,the nearest river 's Lam Ta Kong.

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    experience the real thing ! Korat

    by tuktukman Written Oct 7, 2007

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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!:)

    The Heroine Statue...you wont miss this ! ok ok.. i know you have seen enough of roadstalls. Scene at the Night Bazaar.. You can visit this too..but i'v forgotten its loc street of Lorat at day
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    Mahaviravong National Museum

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    This small museum exhibits the artifacts from Khorat and surrounding area.The exhibition began from pre-historic evidences to present time.Some artifacts came from the collection of Somdej Phra Mahaviravongsa.the former abbot of Sutthajinda temple.The museum also located in the area of Sutthajinda temple.Some interesting artifacts 're Buddha images in Dvaravati style from Sema and Khorakhapura ancient city,the potteries from Burirum Kiln and others area,the stone inscription from Muang Kaek sanctuary,..
    Museum open:9.00-16.00
    Closed :Mon-Tue
    Admission fee: 10 THB

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    Khun Ying Mo Monument

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 4, 2006

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    Khun Ying Mo or Ya Mo 's the most important person in Khorat.In the reign of King Rama III,she led the people to fight with the army of King Anuwong from Laos.The monument of Khun Ying Mo was built in 2477 B.E.The statue of Khun Ying Mo dressed in Thai traditional clothes.She holds the sword and heading to the direction of Bangkok.In the area of monument,you can see the people come to pay homage to her by joss-sticks and garland.Some come to wish somethings they want.If they can get,they 'll come back and make a thanks offering to her by Khorat song,as you can see some small stages with local performance around the area. Some said Khun Ying Mo love this performance. Every March 23 to April 3 of the year,local always held the celebration to remembrance the winning of Khun Ying Mo over the King Anuwong.

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    Chumpol Gate

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 4, 2006

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    The old city gate located behind Khun Ying Mo monument.This gate was built in the reign of King Narai of Ayutthaya Kingdom when he ordered to built the city of Nakhon Rachasima as the front city.The city planned by French architect.The plan 's square shape with city walls and moat.At 4 cardinal points have city gate - Polsaen gate in the North,Polsaan gate in the East,Chainarong gate in the South and Chumpol gate in the West which 's just one left.The style of Chumpol gate covered with Thai Traditional roof decorated with some thai ornaments. The local believed that if people of different locality passed,they 'll be back to stay in Khorat.

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    Nok Ok temple in Pakthongchai

    by pattayaraj Updated Aug 4, 2006

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    This temple is one interesting place in Pakthongchai.There're wooden Hor Trai or library in the ponds,old ubosot or ordination hall where have paintings on the ceiling and door carving with chinese patterns.

    Hortrai or library old ubosot old ubosot gate Thaat or chedi Mural painting
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    Ban Prasart Archaeological site

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 28, 2006

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    This is where I usually went as a study trip when I was in University. This place stands as a second open museum & archaeological site after Ban Chieng ,so you can see how this site found at the first excavation. This 's one pre-historical site in Thailand where have a long history to Khmer influence time about 2500-3000 years ago. So the archaeologists found some objects here and collects at the museum in front the excavation site no.1.
    The most important of this site is potteries which 're unique and outstanding from others potteries. Others interesting're bronze,acceseries and textile equipments.This ancient village also offered Homestay which you can do some daily activities with local people like farming,working in a rice field,do textile or mat or even do a Thai instruments.

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    Salaloi temple

    by pattayaraj Updated May 21, 2006

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    This temple built by Ya Mo or Tao Suranaree and her husband,Chao Phraya Mahissara Thibodee.Ya Mo or Tao Suranaree 's the important woman who headed people to protect Khorat on the war with Anuwong Lao King.This temple was built in 2370 B.E. after the war and when Ya Mo died,her husband built the chedi to housed Ya Mo 's relic here. From the name Salaloi or Floating Hall. It derived from the legend told about the post war time,Ya Mo desired to build one temple donated for all death people in the war. She made a small model as hall from Banana plant and floated it in the river.She prayed that if that floating hall stop,she'll build the temple there.
    Some interesting buildings here 're the Monument of Ya Mo statue in praying position,located in the center of pond. Modern style of Ubosot where built in 2510 B.E.It was designed as argosy and all walls decorated with terra cotta depicted about Buddha life.Old Ubosot where Ya Mo built in 2370 B.E. And the chedi where housed Ya Mo 's relic,built in 2395 B.E. by her husband.

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    Thao Suranari Memorial

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009

    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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    City gates & moat

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009

    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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    City Pillar

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 20, 2009

    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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