Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide

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Nakhon Ratchasima Things to Do

  • Bung Ta Lau Park

    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...

  • Korat Zoo

    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...

  • Khorat Zoo

    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...

  • Phimai

    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...

  • Wat Phra Yap

    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.

  • Maha Viravong National Museum

    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,...

  • City Pillar

    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.

  • City gates & moat

    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.

  • Thao Suranari Memorial

    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...

  • 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...

  • experience the real thing ! Korat

    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...

  • Korat Zoo.

    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..

  • Chalermprakiet,the ancient elephant's...

    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...

  • Petrified Wood Museum

    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...

  • Koke Srisaket temple in Pakthongchai

    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.

  • Nok Ok temple in Pakthongchai

    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.

  • Bung temple

    This temple located in the city center. The interesting thing is the Ubosot where decorated with wood carving on the pediments.It assumed to be built in Ayutthaya period.

  • Chumpol Gate

    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...


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Nakhon Ratchasima Restaurants

  • Don't know it's name!

    I don't know the name of this place but I know it's located next to the Chophaya Inn. It's more of a place to have a drink where waitresses serve you in tight green Heineken dresses! I had a nice Thai green chicken curry with rice and a huge amount of shrimp crackers.

  • Cheap and Good Local Dishes!

    typical outdoor shop. Nice and often crowded with local thai but it serve great thai food...Menu are in English too so you wont have much problem if you can read thai. Plus the helper speak a bit of english too...and one thing is if the locals are eating, you can tell that the prices are cheap.

  • One popular restaurant

    Kai Yang or grilled chicken is one popular food in Khorat. The popular restaurant where you can eat Kai Yang together with local food (Esan style) like Som Tam or Papaya salad,.... Open : 07.00-19.00. Kai Yang


Nakhon Ratchasima Nightlife

  • Nightlife in Korat

    Used to be called Speed disco, before that Scorpion..guess it have change name again now... Ginza is more of a massage parlour, beside another newly Disco. Both Disco are popular among local (anyway Korat is lack of tourists) where live bands with dancers perform. Pay 100B for a entry.. get into small chats with the local school girls, there may be...

  • Night Walking Street

    The most popular place at night in Korat downtown, walking around, do some shopping, looking for something delicious for dinner. Good atmosphere there and it is a place you can see life of locals at night. Casual

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Nakhon Ratchasima Transportation

  • Bus from Vientiane to Nakhon Ratchasima

    It's possible to take a bus crossing the border between Lao and Thailand. You can take the 9am bus in Vientiane Khua Din bus station which is next to the morning market/Talat Sao shopping mall.It's a comfortable and safe bus. The bus ride takes around 7.5 hours with several toilet and lunch breaks. Bus fare in 2012's August: 86000kip (around...

  • Bus from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima

    From Mochit Bus Terminal in Bangkok is a comfortable bus to Korat. Go to upper floor (don't remember now) of the terminal building to buy the ticket.Travel time is about 3 hrs, the bus maintains a low speed. If you are not staying long in Korat, take the early bus to get to the city at least before noon. You will have time to explore the city other...

  • Train to Nakhon Ratchasima

    In Korat City, there are 2 railway stations. - The main one is Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station. It's the one you will reach first if you travel from Bangkok, about 1 km. from central of the town. - Another station is in central of the town name Chi Ra Station, it is also a terminal centre. Travel to Nakhon Ratchasima by train usually take about 6...


Nakhon Ratchasima Shopping

  • A vast Tescos...

    British visitors may be somewhat surprised to see a huge branch of the UK-based chain here in the North-East of Thailand. Here it is, nontheless, and it's proving to be a hit with the locals. There's the usual large range of food and drink - in particular it's a good place to get food that appeals to Europeans such as breakfast cereal, orange...

  • Shopping After Sunset in Korat

    Places to go for shopping, get easy and delicios dinner with atmosphere of people live, enjoy life after sunset. There are 2 places, 1) In downtown, Night Bazaar Korat 2) At Mitraprap Road (a lot bigger but outside downtown, around 8 km from downtown), locals call "Save One Night Market" . various kind of anything, food, cloth, IT stuff, furniture...

  • Popular souvenir shop

    This shop 's very popular among Thai traveller who enjoy shooping souvenir especially for food and dessert. There,you can find all food and dessert from Northeastern area and also some parts of Central area.


Nakhon Ratchasima Local Customs

  • Thao Suranaree Fair

    If you happen to be in Korat around last week of March you shouldn't miss Thao Suranaree Fair. It's a major fair of the province, be held every year, start from 23 of March and last until 3 of April. The main purpose of the fair is held in honour to Thao Suranaree, the heroine of Korat people. The fair will be set up around the area front of...

  • streets stalls !

    Try the Fruits, Corns, Fried grasshopper, Pancakes, Barbecued Squid....don;t worry they are safe to eat...

  • Khorat song

    Khorat song is a local poetic play.It's the traditional song of Khorat.This song uses in festivals or making a thank offering to holy statues,so you can listen to the songs at the Ya Mo Monument area.


Nakhon Ratchasima Off The Beaten Path

  • Wat Salaloi

    This temple, which is located outside the north-east of the old city, was founded by Thao Suranari and her husband in 1827. Her ashes are interred here along with a statue which is very similar in design to her memorial near the Chumphon Gate. The modern bot was built in 1967 and resembles a Chinese junk boat.

  • Prasat Phanom Wan - ancient Khmer site...

    I haved live in Korat all of my life but just few weeks ago, had a chance visiting this ruins of ancient Khmer site. It is another Prasat Hin of Korat as you may have heard only the famous one Prasat Hin Phimai and it is about 60 kms out of town. This one is at the ege of the town around 15 min drive. I drove up there, well no one, no visitors, no...

  • Pimai and the Burial Site - Korat

    OK, some pictures here from Pimai and the Burial Site and a temple. Not to bore you guys but most information can be read here from other members. They have detailed description. But walking into Pimai gives me a feeling of calm..and self -reflection... Cost - 100B entry.


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