Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide
Things to Do
Candle Festival in Korat
Thao Suranaree Monument
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...
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...
Chok Chai Farm
The most popular place along highway no2 before visitors reach Korat, always make a stop at Farm Chok Chai. It is one of the largest and most innovative in Asia. It provides a full range of consultant services and is the only one breeding dairy cows for export to neighboring...
Thao Suranaree Monument
Thao Suranaree or Khun Ying Mo or, we call her shortly as Ya Mo which means grandmother Mo. She's the heroine of Korat history and we consider ourselves as her grandchildren. The monument located in central of Korat City, was built in 1933, made of black copper, 1.85 metres...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Rachaphruk Grand Hotel
4 Reviews and 4 Opinions In the heart of Nakhon Ratchasima, the Rachaphruk Grand Hotel provides the ultimate in personalized...
1 Review and 98 Opinions The name 'Kirimaya' means 'illusion of mountain' which suitably describes the refreshing character...
Sibsongpanna: Northern Style
I love the atmosphere feeling like sitting in the garden, at the terrace. They also have air con room. I had a table by the pond in the middle of the area. They have live folk music. There are many thai dishes on the menu and some northern dishes.
Restaurant beside Chophaya Inn: 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.
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...
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...
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...
Bus to Phimai
Phimai is easy to get to by taking a bus from the terminal 2 bus station, to the north of Khorat city centre. It takes about an hour and costs around 50 baht. Buses depart every 30 minutes between 5am and 7pm. There is no direct route to Phimai outside of Khorat and all...
Bus to Cambodia
It's possible to take a bus from Khorat to the Cambodian border at Aranya Prathet. Buses depart at 06:30, 09:00, 11:00. 13:00. 15:00 and 17:30 and cost 205 baht. There's a map on the wall beside where the bus departs (at No.26) which shows the route and place names in...
Tesco-Lotus: 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...
Visit Beautiful Temple in Sikhio District
This temple is fairly new, easily notice while travelling from Bangkok to Korat as it located beside the highway no.2 Mitraprap Rd in area of Sikhio district. The main reason people visit here as to pay respect to the biggest image of Luang Phor To enshrince inside the big...
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...
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