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Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Short Facts

Name: Changwat Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat or Khorat)
Area: About 20,494 km²
Inhabitants: About 2,600,000
Location: North-East Thailand (Isan)
Capital: Nakhon Ratchasima
Neighboring provinces: Eight (8): Buriram, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Lopburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo and Saraburi.
Amphoe / Districts: Ban Lueam, Bua Lai, Bua Yai, Chakkarat, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chok Chai, Chum Phuang, Dan Khun Thot, Huai Thalaeng, Kaeng Sanam Nang, Kham Sakaesaeng, Kham Thale So, Khon Buri, Khong, Lam Thamenchai, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Mueang Yang, Non Daeng, Non Sung, Non Thai, Nong Bunnak, Pak Chong, Pak Thong Chai, Phimai, Phra Thong Kham, Prathai, Sida, Sikhio, Soeng Sang, Sung Noen, Thepharak, Wang Nam Khiao.
Popular tourist destinations: Khao Yai National Park, Lam Takhong Dam, Sai Ngam, Phimai, Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park), Phimai National Museum, Dan Kwian, Wat Phra Narai Maharat and Wat Sala Loi.

About Nakhon Ratchasima

The city that normally is called Khorat, or Korat, is located about 260 kilometers north-east of Bangkok. Both the city's population and the province's surface area is one of the country's largest.

In addition to functioning as the Isaan areas southwest port is the province known for its monuments and many Khmer ruins. One of the major and most famous buildings are the sand-built sanctuary Prasad Hin Phimai. The rectangular building, which is 665 meters wide and over one kilometer long, has together with its neighboring regions is classified as national historical park.

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Phimai boat race is a festival held in late October to early November each year. This attraction, which has over one hundred years long history attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Khun Ying Mo monument was erected in memory of Rama the third victory over a lao invasion. During almost two weeks in late March and early April population celebrates a feast with the monument in "focus".

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