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Places to visit in Nakhon Ratchasima

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What to see in Nakhon Ratchasima

In Nakhon Ratchasima city people mostly visit temples but the province offers more interesting treasures. The khmer temple in Phimai for example or Phanom Rung temple in the neighboring province of Buriram. In the evening, those who love popular atmospheres will dine with pleasure at 100 Pee Muang Ya Market not far from the train station.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Nakhon Ratchasima or from Nakhon Ratchasima. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Nakhon Ratchasima

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Phimai temple

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My opinion :
at 60 kilometers from Nakhon Ratchasima, the city of Phimai has one of the most beautiful Khmer temples in Thailand. The Prasat Hin Phimai (in Phimai Historical Park) has much in common with Angkor Wat even if it is much smaller.
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Khao Yai National Park

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My opinion :
The most famous of the country, among the most beautiful national parks in the world and UNESCO listed, it is a rendezvous for nature, flora and fauna lovers. About hundred kilometers far, it is not very practical to visit it and come back to Nakhon Ratchasima on the same day. It is better to settle down in Pak Chong, the nearest city.
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Wat Simalai Songtham

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My opinion :
This quite unique temple built on several floors on a mountain 12 kilometers from the northern entrance to Khao Yai National Park is especially interesting for its very astonishing architecture loaded with a lot of details and small atypical and varied elements.
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Ban Tha Chang Spring

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My opinion :
This small shaded stretch of river near Khao Yai National Park is a great spot for swimming in a natural pool. The water here is crystal clear with an intense sapphire blue. This is due to a natural phenomenon as the one found at Krabi's Emerald Pool.
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Other visits suggestions in Nakhon Ratchasima

  • Wat Bun
    in the street of one of the two night markets, it has no real architectural merit except his wooden building maybe
  • Maha Wirawong Museum
    This museum houses objects from the province. Wood carvings, bronze or stone Buddha sculpture from Ayutthaya or Khmer period and various objects of everyday life (Wat Suchinda, Tel: 044 242 958 - Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Dan Kwian Pottery Village
    The villagers use clay from river banks and traditional techniques to make their pottery. It is located about 15 kilometers from Nakhon Ratchasima

Tours in Nakhon Ratchasima and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality but from who I only have tested one or two of their offers (I then indicate (ad) below the photo). Feel free to give me feedback on these services to ensure that they are good quality otherwise I may remove it from the list.

Khao Yai from Bangkok: Relaxing Nature Tour of Khao Yai National Park Nakhon Ratchasima
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Khao Yai from Bangkok: Relaxing Nature Tour of Khao Yai National Park


Sooth yourself with nature by visiting Khao Yai National Park & Haew Suwat Waterfall. Enjoy having lunch at a restaurant with a nostalgic vibe. Then, you can select between visiting Chokchai Farm, a chocolate factory, or a sunflower farm! I'm always very flexible!

Visit the Wonders of Phimai Historical Park
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Visit the Wonders of Phimai Historical Park


Visit the ancient Phimai temple of the Khmer period and see the Dan Kwian pottery village

Tour Korat Town Like a Local Nakhon Ratchasima
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Tour Korat Town Like a Local


Come with me to see the city like a local by visiting and respecting the Mo Monument, seeing the town panorama on the sky deck and go to Korat Fossil Museum. After that, we'll try some local food and go shopping at a night market.

Visit an Amazing Underwater Cave for Half a Day Nakhon Ratchasima
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Visit an Amazing Underwater Cave for Half a Day


Visit the cave of Wat Tam Kaew Salapatnuke. beautiful place where you can see skeletons 4,000 years old

Explore Nakhon Ratchasima with a Bat Cave Half Day Tour Nakhon Ratchasima
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Explore Nakhon Ratchasima with a Bat Cave Half Day Tour


In this trip, you will get to explore a natural spring, a local market and a bat cave for half a day with me, your Local Expert of Nakhon Ratchasima!

Khao Yai National Park Day and Night Tour from Bangkok Nakhon Ratchasima
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Khao Yai National Park Day and Night Tour from Bangkok


You will be impressed by Khao Yai National Park. We'll go hiking and watching the animals at night.There are also many natural plants for you to admire, and the serene nature to make you feel relaxed. Please join me on my trip!

Hike Your Way Through Khao Yai National Park (Pickup from Bangkok) Nakhon Ratchasima
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Hike Your Way Through Khao Yai National Park (Pickup from Bangkok)


Just 2.5 hours away from Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park is the third largest national park in Thailand, and is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. You'll see a rich diversity of plants and wildlife in the rain/evergreen forests and grassland!

Hike at Khao Yai National Park & Enjoy a Picnic  Nakhon Ratchasima
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Hike at Khao Yai National Park & Enjoy a Picnic


You will be impressed by Khao Yai National Park. We'll go hiking, watch the animals, and have a picnic lunch at the national park. There are also many natural plants for you to admire, and the serene nature to make you feel relaxed. Please join me on my trip!

Horse-Riding Trip from Bangkok with an Expert at Korat Nakhon Ratchasima
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Horse-Riding Trip from Bangkok with an Expert at Korat


Let's take the popular day trip from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima for horseback trail riding through the local fields surrounded by enriched natural scenery with me, your horse-riding expert. Safety & fun is always our No.1 priority!

Randonnée et détente au parc national de Khao Yai et marché local à Korat Nakhon Ratchasima
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Randonnée et détente au parc national de Khao Yai et marché local à Korat


Randonnée dans le parc national de Khao Yai, déjeuner relaxant à la cascade et dîner local au marché nocturne de Korat (l'autre nom de Nakhon Ratchasima) où vous pourrez également faire du shopping !

Hike at Khao Yai National Park & Enjoy a Picnic (from Bangkok) Nakhon Ratchasima
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Hike at Khao Yai National Park & Enjoy a Picnic (from Bangkok)


You will be impressed by Khao Yai National Park. We'll go hiking, watch the animals, and have a picnic lunch at the national park. There are also many natural plants for you to admire, and the serene nature to make you feel relaxed. Please join me on my trip!

Hike Your Way Through Khao Yai National Park (Pickup from Bangkok) Nakhon Ratchasima
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Hike Your Way Through Khao Yai National Park (Pickup from Bangkok)


Just 2.5 hours away from Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park is the third largest national park in Thailand, and is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. You'll see a rich diversity of plants and wildlife in the rain/evergreen forests and grassland!

Nakhon Ratchasima Temples, Street Food & Traditional Show with Local Nakhon Ratchasima
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Nakhon Ratchasima Temples, Street Food & Traditional Show with Local


Come with me, and I will take you to have a new experience. I'll take you to visit old temples, taste local food, shop at a local market, eat some street food and watch a traditional song performance all in Nakhon Ratchasima Province!

Tours from Nakhon Ratchasima

Witness the Wonders of Phimai Historical Park  Nakhon Ratchasima
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Witness the Wonders of Phimai Historical Park


Phimai Historical Park hosts one of the most important Khmer temples of Thailand. It is the temple which marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. As for Dan Kwian, pottery and handicrafts are the way of life there.

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