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Nakhon Ratchasima

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  • Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo
    3.5 stars

    Covering some 218 acres, the Khorat Zoo is arguably the best of its kind in Thailand. Every animal's surroundings closely resemble their natural habitat and all have ample room to move around in. Though the vast terrain can be walked, the zoo also has bicycles for hire and a trolley that makes the ... read more

  • Bungtalua Park
    3.5 stars

    Head to this scenic park to take a break from the traffic and congestion of the city. Bring your trainers and jog around the track or grab a picnic and a shady spot by the artificial lake. Popular with locals, the park offers prime people-watching opportunities and allows a glimpse into a small ... read more

  • Maha Viravong National Museum
    3 stars

    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 ... read more

  • Suranaree Monument
    3 stars

    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 ... read more

  • Dan Kwian Village
    3 stars

    About 15 km southeast of the city, the streets are lined with pottery stalls and shops. The clay is harvested from the nearby Mun River, which colours it a rich rusty red. A bit further on, watch the pottery being made in the small village. The larger pieces are impressive, but those tailored to ... read more

  • Pak Thong Chai
    4 stars

    With its many shops and stalls, Pak Thong Chai has an amazing number of goods and souvenirs. You can peruse the wares or venture further into the village and see the renowned silks being made by hand. Local women work the old fashioned looms in a clattery and noisy process using their feet and ... read more

  • Wat Phayap
    3 stars

    Khorat is home to many beautiful temples and a few are sure to entice strolling passers-by. For something different, Wat Phayap, boasting the Cave in the City, is home to a cavernous stalactite covered sanctuary. Buddha statues serenely sit and soak up the ambiance. The dear head on the wall ... read more


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