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The province of Nakhon Ratchasima

General information about the province of Nakhon Ratchasima

Province capital: Nakhon Ratchasima
Name in Thai: นครราชสีมา

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nakhon ratchasima

Province of region Northeastern Thailand (Isaan)

Nakhon Ratchasima, more commonly known as Korat, is the largest province in the northeastern region of Thailand, known as Isan. With its rich history, vibrant culture and stunning natural landscapes, Korat offers a diverse tourism experience, which harmoniously combines tradition, amazing temples and nature.

At the heart of its cultural heritage, the Thao Suranari monument in the city occupies a central place. Built in honor of Khun Ying Mo, a local heroine who led the people of Korat to victory against an invasion in 1826, this monument is a place of respect and pride for locals, who gather there to pay tribute. tribute.

The province is also famous for Phimai Historical Park, one of the largest and most important Khmer sites in Thailand. The main shrine, inspired by the architecture of Angkor Wat, offers a fascinating insight into the ancient Khmer empire. Visitors can wander among the impressive ruins, which bear witness to the region's past grandeur and ancient history.

Nakhon Ratchasima is also a paradise for nature lovers. It is the main gateway to the UNESCO-listed Khao Yai National Park. Covering an immense area, this park offers varied landscapes of dense forests, majestic waterfalls and rich wildlife, including elephants, tigers and a multitude of bird species. There are many activities there: hiking, wildlife observation, and even night visits to discover the park in a different light.

The province is also known for its crafts, including silk and pottery, allowing visitors to take a piece of Isan home with them.

Destinations to visit in Nakhon Ratchasima

Nakhon Ratchasima

Still commonly known as Khorat, Nakhon Ratchasima city is often the first step in the discovery of Isan (Northeast Thailand). Large vibrant city during the day, it becomes calmer and more attractive by night. Do not expect to find here the exciting nightlife of major tourist destinations in the South or Bangkok. But still its two little night markets and especially the very attractive Talat 100 Muang Pee Ya, we strongly recommend for dinner as long as you are not afraid to speak by gestures or y...


Small charming town, Phimai is famous for its Khmer temple, the Prasat Phimai, one of the finest of its kind in Thailand. In the center of the city, it is the only monument in the Phimai Historical Park. Its architecture reminds of Angkor Wat built a century later and partly inspired by Phimai temple. Another curiosity in the city is the Sai Ngam or Banyan Tree, a park on a small island entirely composed of roots and branches of one singla banyan tree. Visitors can stroll in the shade, in the va...

Khao Yai

Khao Yai is a national park located about 200 kilometers northeast of Bangkok, making it a perfect getaway for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in nature. It is one of the best places in Thailand to go on a trek and observe wild animals including elephants if you are lucky. I would even say the best place in Thailand to see wildlife if you go with a good guide.

The park is spread over 4 provinces but in general, people visit it fr...

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