of the largest provinces in Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima is a virtual
melting pot of Khmer, Lao, and Thai cultures, and serves as the
gateway to the northeast. Conveniently located just 200 km from
Bangkok and offering everything from ancient Khmer ruins at Phimai,
to stunning waterfalls at Khao Yai National Park, this province
is the perfect place for a daytrip or short excursion. In addition,
Nakhon Ratchasima boasts some excellent local cuisine and some of
the friendliest people in all of Thailand.
Hin Phimai National Historical Park
wonderfully restored park boasts some of the best Khmer ruins in
all of Thailand, which pre-date Angkor Wat in Cambodia, back to
the early 11th century.
Yai National Park
world-class national park is one of the biggest attractions in the
region, and has been recognized by the United Nations as being one
of the best in the world. Both flora and fauna are available in
completely natural surroundings and in great number and variety.
Prasat Archaeological Site
extremely significant historical site has artifacts from a variety
of ancient societies, extending back over 3000 years.