Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Guide, Nakhon Ratchasima Travel Information, Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand

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Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima otherwise known as Khorat, is the largest province in Thailand by has an area of around 20,494 square kilometers and also is like the gateway to other provinces in the Northeast. Covering an area that is mainly plateaus and mountainous terrain, Khorat has fascinating traditions, charming hospitality, splendid natural scenery and awesome historical sites, including Khao Yai, Thailand’s oldest national park and newest World Heritage site, and the Khmer temple at Phimai, an important provincial capital of the Angkor Empire.

Nakhon Ratchasima has a long history especially Khmer culture was an important area for thousands of years, first as the site of several ancient prehistoric communities and later as important outposts of the Dvaravati and Khmer Empires. Ruins of both Dvaravati and Khmer temples are located across Khorat, particularly at Sung Noen District and Phimai District, the latter one of the most important provincial capitals of the Angkorian Empire.
North : Chaiyaphum and Khon Kaen
East : Buriram
South : Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi and Sa Kaeo
West : Chaiyaphum, Saraburi and Lopburi
Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Chaloem Phra Kiat 18 km Wang Nam Khiao 70 km
Kham Thale So 22 km Khong 79 km
Non Thai 29 km Dan Khun Thot 84 km
Non Daeng 30 km Ban Luenm 85 km 
Chok Chai 31 km Pak Chong 85 km
Pak Thong Chai 34 km Sida 85 km
Sung Noen 36 km Soeng Sang 88 km
Non Sung 37 km Thepharak 90 km
Phra Thong Kham 37 km Prathai 97 km
Chakkarat 40 km Chum Phuang 98 km
Sikhio 45 km Bua Yai 101 km
Kham Sakaesaeng 50 km Bua Rai 106 km
Nong Bunmak 52 km Mueang Yang 110 km
Khon Buri 58 km Lam Thamenchai 120 km
Phimai 60 km Kaeng Sanam Nang 130 km
Haui Thalaeng 65 km    
Festivals & Events
Thao Suranari Memorial Fair
When: 23 March - 3 April
Where: Areas near the Suranaree Monument in front of Nakhon Ratchasima’s City Hall
One of the biggest fair in Nakhon Ratchasima is Thao Sranari Memorial Fair which is held every year to celebration to commemorate the victory of Thao Suranaree or Ya Mo, she was clever ruses helped fight off the armies of Lao King, Chao Anouvong when he invaded Siam in 1826. In this year, the fair there are the ceremonial lighting of an opening flame, firework displays, a Ya Mo sports competition, beauty contests and singing competition, silk making and drawing competitions, cat shows and cultural performances, exhibitions and concerts from well-known artists.
Kin Khao Kham Festival and Sung Noen’s Products Fair
When: March
Where: Prasat Mueang Khaek
This festival was simply arranged for the first time in 1995 by preparing food and eating together, with local performances. Later, it was improved to be more concise and modern, with a Srijanasapura light and sound performance which is about the local legend of Mueang Sung Noen, and adapted the eating style to be the Khan Tok style.
Phimai Festival
When: November
Phimai Festival
Phimai Festival
Where: Phimai Historical Park
An annual festival held for more than a century, the traditional long-boat races draw thousands of visitors from all over. This event is further enhanced by a light and sound presentation at Prasat Hin Phimai, local art and cultural performances, various fun-filled competitions, and sales of local products and exhibitions.
Pak Chong Cowboy Festival
When: November - December
Where: Pak Chong District
Pak Chong Cowboy City Countdown is held annually at Khaokan Park on Mittraphap Road in Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima. The fair organize by Pak Chong municipality. Visitors can enjoy western music from local artists, native Indian and cowboy shows, a corn-eating competition, and cowboy merchandise. On 31 December, visitors can participate in a countdown to New Year.
Pak Thong Chai Silk Festival and Khorat’s Products Fair
When: 9 - 15 December
Where: Chalerm Phrakiat Park
There are many activities, such as, booths for distribution of silk at reasonable prices, booths for distribution of various products from farmers’ housewives, the queen of silk contest, fashion show, cheap local products distribution, academic exhibitions, and demonstration of the silk making processes.