Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide :
| The city of various Khmer ruins and the famous statue of Khun Ying Mo named Nakhon Ratchasima or commonly known as "Khorat" is situated on a plateau, about 260 kms northeast of Bangkok. The city itself serves as the gateway to the northeastern region. It is Thailand's largest province and is the main transportation, industrial and economic hub of the northeast. People are extremely warm and friendly. More...
Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park :
Nakhon Ratchasima was an important part of the Khmer kingdom; it was one of the main routes to the Khmer Kingdom. You can easily see this fact in Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park. It is believed that some parts of the park are even older than Angkor Wat located in Cambodia.
Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park has a massive Angkor shrine made from white sandstone. This shrine is around 30 meters tall and is surrounded by smaller shrines, which pink in color. In the park also has the maximum number of Khmer buildings in Thailand. You can see four gateways in the compound and a number of sculptures that lead to the shrine.
The shrine is surrounded by four porches and an antechamber leads into each porch. The pyramidal roof is supported by Garuda, and the terraces are interspersed with Nagas. More...
Khao Yai National Park :
Khao Yai National Park is located in Nakhon Ratchasima Province of Thailand and has a number of complicated mountains, with Khao Ram being the highest having an elevation of 1,351 meters and Khao Kaew the lowest with an elevation of 802 meters. The park is mainly grassy field interspersed with forests. The north and east of the park are sloping downwards while the south and west rise upwards.
Owing to its topography, Khao Yai National Park is source of 5 main rivers, namely Prachin Buri River, Nakhon Nayok River, Lam Ta Kong River, Praplerng River and Muag Lek Stream.
Nearly 70 percent of the park is covered with tropical moist evergreen forest and you can see towering trees covered in climbers, mosses and epiphytes mixed with spiny rattan palms, ferns, lichens and an array of fungi. The lower slopes of the park are covered with dry evergreen and dry deciduous forest. Above 1,000 meters, you can see hill evergreen forest. More...