10 Things to Do in Nakhon Ratchasima Province That You Shouldn't Miss

July 14, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Nakhon Ratchasima (Thai: นครราชสีมา, pronounced [ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn râːt.t͡ɕʰā.sǐː.māː]), often called Khorat (Thai: โคราช, pronounced [kʰōː.râːt])) is one of the Isan provinces (changwat) of Thailand's northeast corner. It is the country's largest province by area, with a population of about 2.7 million who produce about 250 billion baht in GDP, the highest in Isan. Neighbouring provinces are (clockwise, from north) Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Buriram, Sa Kaeo, Prachinburi, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, and Lopburi.
Restaurants in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

1. Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park)

City Centre | Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand +66 44 471 568
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

Prasat Hin Phimai (Phimai Historical Park)

This 12th-century temple is similar in structure to Angkor Wat.

Reviewed By Mr_Nobody_1979 - Krakow, Poland

Nice little archeological complex with very well preserved temples from Khmer empire. Their age is older than more famous Angkor in Cambodia and its said to be an inspiration for Khmer rulers to build much more awe inspiring one. Nice little museum on site explains history of this place in details.

2. Jim Thompson Farm

2072 | Takhop Subdistrict, Pak Thong Chai 30150, Thailand +66 2 762 2566
Excellent
37%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Jim Thompson Farm

Reviewed By Chun Wai L

Awesome flower fields of cosmos, sunflowers and etc. Interesting pumpkins varieties for tasting and purchases too. Beautiful cooling weather for the walk all the way. Educational small villages for kids on silk making and farming. Overall a worth visiting place for photo taking and breezy strolls along the flower fields.

3. Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument

Chumphon Road | Nai Muang, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 250 reviews

Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument

Reviewed By Multiservice - Copenhagen, Denmark

At the center of Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) you will find the monument of Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) - Who was a luring the the invaders into their deaths together with her female worriers...
You also find Fortune Tellers sitting along the waterponds... if you feel like getting wiser on your future...
For those who feels like sending / doing prayers - you can buy flower/insence/gold paper very cheep next to the monument..
Proffesional photographers is there to, if you forget your camera / phone...

4. GranMonte Vineyard

52 Moo 9 Phayayen | Phayayen Subdistrict, Pak Chong 30320, Thailand +66 44 009 544
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

GranMonte Vineyard

GranMonte Family Vineyard is uniquely located in Asoke Valley, Khao Yai and lies adjacent to Khao Yai National Park. Asoke Valley is known in Thailand for the beautiful yellow flower blossoms that is special to the region of Khao Yai. The serene atmosphere and truly beautiful surroundings of Asoke Valley, KhaoYai provides a perfect setting for the GranMonte Vineyard. Blending with its natural environment of KhaoYai has inspired the name "GranMonte", which also translates as “big mountain”.GranMonte Estate Single Vineyard has a wine grapes planting area of approximately 90 rai (or 36 acre) of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Verdelho, Petite Sirah and Grenache. Only the estate-grown grapes were used for the vinification of our wines. International wine competitions have awarded trophies and gold medals to GranMonte wines including AWC Vienna, Decanter World Wine Awards in the UK, Wine Style Asia Singapore, FBAT Wine Challenge, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, IWSC England, Syrah du Monde, Japan Wine Challenge and more. GranMonte 2009 Asoke Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah has won Gold in AWC Vienna and Wine Style Asia and Silver in Decanter among 6 other awards, while other wines also won multiple international and national awards.Located in GranMonte Vineyard is a 120 seat fine dining restaurant, VinCotto. Favoured by local and overseas guests. Caters to diners from holidaying families to wine lovers. Exquisite home-style dishes are from the family recipes matched with GranMonte award winning wines. Reservation recommended.

Reviewed By TravelleSweden - Stockholm, Sweden

A fantastic place to visit. Nice Hotel rooms and Restaurant and shop. Very good wine tour the tour guide a Thai/New Zeelander was great. The Owner family was nice especially the daughter Nikki. Food in the restaurant ok (but reduce the number of dishes and make the once you keep even better.). The service in the restaurant can improve. The wines are ok. Breakfast very good. There should be someone in the staff with better knowledge in English. It would help a lot and make the stay even better. Today if you ask the staff about things to do in the area the can not answer. Good luck in the future! We will come back.

5. Khmer Ruins

Phimai, Thailand +66 44 471 568
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Khmer Ruins

Reviewed By MT_Vancouver - Vancouver, Canada

Phimai History Park probably impressed me more than any of Ayutthaya, Si Satchanalai, Kaemphen Paet, and Sukhothai, as the whole city centre of the ancient city is well-preserved, and the visitor's centre gives you a ton of information on Khmer culture. It is quiet enough that you can hear the birdsong; there are lots of ancient trees around; and many of the ruins have little plaques explaining their former purpose. I would highly recommend this in combination with Angkor Wat, which appears to have been modelled after it. Both sites should complement each other well.

6. Khao Yai Art Museum

Ban Tha Chang Soi 6, Moo 16, Mu Si, Pak Chong 30130, Thailand +66 44 756 060
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Khao Yai Art Museum

Reviewed By Roman J - Bangkok, Thailand

Staying at Nhapha Resort close by it was a must to check our this Art Museum. We really were surprise finding this place in the middle of the greenery. The great outdoor sculptures and the contemporary paints in the 3 rooms. We never would have expected finding this kind of place at Khao Yai it it's a perfect stop over coming or going into the National Park. There are also villas near by for rental. A place for art lovers outside Bangkok. And all comes free of charge.

7. Wat Ban Rai

Kut Phiman, Dan Khun Thot 30210, Thailand
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Wat Ban Rai

Reviewed By rcreviews - Bhubaneswar, India

Another attraction of Nakhon Ratchasima province.Just one away from the Nakhon Ratchasima city.
Elephant shape colorful temple surrounded by water like a Island feeling.
Very beautiful temple which needs 2/3hours to visit every corner of temple.
You will get 9zodiac sign both of Indian and Chinese beliebe and a pot where you have to roll coin and if enter in the center hole your dream and wishes will come true is another big attraction of the temple.
With light in the night temple is more beautiful but somehow I missed it as I visited in day time.
Lots of colourfull fish found in the lake is another attraction of the place.
A worthy place to see.No fee require to entry in the temple.

8. The Mall Ratchasima

1242/2, Mitthaphap Road | Nai Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand +66 44 234 000
Excellent
28%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

The Mall Ratchasima

Reviewed By RieksLok - Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Still nice shopping mall with atmosphere. After they made some extensions in 2016, it now to large and some area's empty. The main old building still the best. The parking system is complicated and confusing. Nice (but too expensive) swimming pool.

9. Haew Narok Waterfall

Khorat Plateau | Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand +66 92 185 1145
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Haew Narok Waterfall

Reviewed By MikeB107 - London, United Kingdom

Situated in the Khao Yai National Park, which costs 400 baht per foreigner, 40 baht per Thai and 50 baht for a car, this attraction is then free.
Ample parking with some refreshments available from a kiosk. 1km walk on concrete path with a slightly rough wooden bridge and some gentle steps...then 100m of very steep steps totalling 198 to lowest viewing platform.
June to Nov is the wettest time of year and thus we saw a really good flow of water and spray. Dec to Feb the waterfall can dry up.
Cool walk down to waterfall, cooler still in spray, but a good sweat worked up going back, as the 198 steps are up to go back!
Suggest you take a towel and drink for when back in car park, as you can wash down at the toilet facilities.
There are picnic tables and benches dotted around.
Beware of leeches. If you stand still too long, even on the concrete, to watch wildlife, bugs or huge colourful spiders in massive webs, check your legs and shoes. They are very quick and can smell you and home in on you in seconds.

10. Haew Suwat Waterfall

Khao Yai National Park, Pak Chong, Thailand
Excellent
21%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Haew Suwat Waterfall

Reviewed By soemr - Singapore, Singapore

Haew Suwat waterfall is the easiest waterfall that we can reach in Khao Yai National Park. Steps quite steep but manageable. You have to jump over several big branches and rocks to be close to the waterfall but once you see it closely, it is really worth the effort.

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