Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), Thailand
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Places of Interest in Nakhon Ratchasima
- Khorat Night Market
A good place to try out the street food and buy some local products.
- Maha Weerawong Museum
Museum within the grounds of Wat Suthachinda with artifacts from Khorat's past.
- Muang Sema
Ruins of the ancient city of Sema dating to the 7th or 8th century AD.
- Thao Suranaree Monument
Monument commemorating the heroic woman Khunying Mo, who led a successful defence of Khorat against the Laotian army in 1826.
- Wat Phra Narai Maharat
One of the most famous temples in Khorat, this one has an ancient sandstone statue of the Hindu deity Vishnu.
- Wat Sala Loi
The name means "Monastery of the Floating Pavilion", this is a modern Buddhist temple on the banks of the Lam Takhong River.
Sights outside Khorat
- Ban Prasat Archaeological Site
Site where 3000-year-old artifacts were discovered.
- Khao Yai National Park
The first national park in Thailand, home to 3000 species of plants and 200 species of animals.
- Prasat Hin Phanom Wan
Ancient Khmer stupa outside Khorat City.
- Prasat Hin Phimai
Famous ancient Khmer ruins in Phimai town outside Khorat City.
- Wat Dhammachaksemaram
Ancient ruin with a 13-meter reclining Buddha statue in Sung Noen district of Nakhon Ratchasima.
- Wat Khao Chan Ngam
Temple where prehistoric remains were discovered.
- Wat Thep Phitak Punnaram
Temple with a large white Buddha statue overlooking the road.