Nakhon Ratchasima
About Nakhon Ratchasima

Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat Thailand is the most prosperous province of the East. Its richness of culture is very interesting since it has its own folk song called ‘Pleng Korat.’ Nakhon Ratchasima is also important to Thai history. All ranges of tourist attractions are available here that you need to take quite some time to visit all of them.

Locating a few hours away from Bangkok with easy transportation the province is very popular for tourists, especially in Khao Yai National Park.

Nakhon Ratchasima is the biggest province in Thailand in term of space. To its greatness, there are 32 districts which are; Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Buri, Soeng Sang, Khong, Ban Lueam, Chakkarat, Chok Chai, Dan Khun Thot, Non Thai, Non Sung, Kham Sakaesaeng, Bua Yai, Prathai, Pak Thong Chai, Phimai, Huai Thalaeng, Chum Phuang, Sung Noen, Kham Thale So, Sikhio, Pak Chong, Nong Bun Mak, Kaeng Sanam Nang, Non Daeng, Wang Nam Khiao, Thepharak, Mueang Yang, Phra Thong Kham, Lam Thamenchai, Bua Lai, Sida

How to go

There are general bus and air-conditioned bus available every day from Bangkok to Nakorn Ratchasima in the Bangkok Bus Terminal (North-eastern bound) or Mor Chit 2 in Kampanphet road. The journey takes around 3 hours. Contact Bangkok terminal tel. 1490 for more information.

An easier way to book your bus ride via online book provided by the Transport company’s website www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com as well as www.thairoute.com

Thai stat of railway provides train service from Bangkok (Hua Lampong station) to Nakorn Ratchasima with daily departures. You can choose from ordinary, rapid, express, and special express train. The trip would take 4-5 hours. Contact the state railway at tel. 1690 or www.railway.co.th.

You can also book a ticket online (e-TSRT) at https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/

There are no regular commercial air services to Khorat.


Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo

Covering an area of 545 rai (218 acres), the zoo is one of the most modern in Asia. The enclosures are large and landscaped by section to match the habitat of each animal most of which have come from Africa. The most popular animals are penguins, seals, African elephants, rhinoceros, cheetahs, lions, zebras, and giraffes.

Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo

Khao Yai National Park

The park is comprised of mixed forests and rainforests with some wide plains and grasslands interspersed with verdant forests. There are many valuable plants, including commercial plants, scented plants and herbs. In addition, there are several mountains with peaks ranging from 800 to 3,000 meters above sea level making Khao Yai a cool climate area, even in summer. Also there are low waterfalls up to high waterfalls where some places can be reached by walking or do trail trekking or bird and butterfly watching.

Khao Yai National Park

Prasat Hin Phanomwan

Prasat Phanom Wan is in Ban Makha, Tambon Pho, around 15 kilometres from the city on the Nakhon Ratchasima-Khon Kaen road. A sign on the right shows the way on a road 5 kilometres more. This is an interesting Khmer sanctuary. It is believed that it was built in the 15th Buddhist century. Later during the 18th-19th centuries, a stone building was built over it.

Prasat Hin Phanomwan