Introduction

Geography: Khmer ruins and the The city of various famous statue of Khun Ying Mo named Nakhon Ratchasima or commonly known as Khorat is situated on a plateau, about 259 kilometers northeast of Bangkok. Administration of this province is divided into 26 Amphoes and 6 King Amphoes. The city itself serves as the gateway to the Northeastern Region.

Borders
North:
South:
Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen
Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok
East:
West:
Buriram
Chaiyaphum, Saraburi and Nakhon Nayok
.
The distance between Amphoe Muang and other Amphoes
Ban Luem
Chakkarat
Chum Phuang
Huai Thalaeng
Kham Sakee Saeng
Khon Buri
Nong Boon Nag
Non Sung
Pak Chong
Phimai 
Sikhiu
Sung Noen  

118 kms.
43 kms.
97 kms.
71 kms.
47 kms.
58 kms.
51 kms.
37 kms.
87 kms.
60 kms.
49 kms.
37 kms.

Bua Yai   
Chok Chai 
Dan Khun Thot
Kang Sanam Nang 
Kham Thalesor
Khong 
Nong Daeng 
Non Thai
Pak Thong Chai
Prathai 
Soeng Saen 
Wang Nam Kheo 

103 kms.
31 kms.
60 kms.
130 kms.
25 kms.
 97 kms.
74 kms.
29 kms.
38 kms.
87 kms.
89 kms.
79 kms.

How to get there

By Air 
Thai Airways operates daily flights to Nakhon Ratchasima. Call 280-0070, 280-0080 for further information.
By Bus
There are several buses both air and non air-conditioned leaving from the Northeasten Bus Terminal. Non air-conditioned buses leave every 15 minutes throughout 24 hrs., for further information tel: 272-5254, 272-5228 and air-conditioned buses leave every 20 minutes, throughout 24 hrs., tel. 2725253, 272-5299

Air-conditioned buses to the Northeast:

Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima

Fare (Baht) Distance (Kms.) Time (Hours.) Departure (Bangkok)

115.-

256

3.30

04.00-23.33 Every 20 minutes

Nakhon Ratchasima to Bangkok

Fare (Baht) Distance (Kms.) Time (Hours.) Departure (Nakhon Ratchasima)
115.- 256 3.30

02.00-21.40 Every 20 minutes

By Car
Traveling by car from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima is most convenient, and there are three alternative routes to choose depending on the starting point in Bangkok. Description of each route is as follow:

First Route: Taking Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin) passing Don Muang Airport, Wang Noi, till arriving Saraburi. At Saraburi, turn right along Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Highway) which finally leads to Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance of this route is 259 kilometers.

Second Route: This alternative route is a little longer in distance but interesting town and city passing is a worth compensation. The direction is along Highway No. 304 via Min Buri, Chachoengsao, Phanom Sarakham, Kabin Buri, Pak Thong Chai and finally Nakhon Ratchasima. The total distance is 273 kilometers

Third Route: Taking Highway No. 305 passing Thanyaburi, Ongkharak to Nakhon Nayok. From Nakhon Nayok, take Highway No. 33 to Kabin Buri an turn left along Highway No. 304 passing Pak Thong Chai to Nakhon Ratchasima.

By Rail
Trains leave Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) many times daily. For further information please call (02)-223-7010,(02) 223-7020

Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima Nakhon Ratchasima to Bangkok

Departure

Arrival

Train (No.)

  Departure Arrival Train (No.)

06.05
06.50
08.20
09.10
11.05
11.45
15.25
18.45
20.40
21.00
21.50
22.45
23.25

10.00
11.42
12.21
14.45
15.13
17.32
21.18
23.44
01.25
01.56
02.25
03.57
05.34

UbonRatchathani (971)
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Udonthani (945)
Nakhon Ratchasima (211)
Surin (931)
Surin (213)
UbonRatchathani (63)
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Udonthani (947)
UbonRatchathani (1)
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UbonRatchathani (51)
UbonRatchathani (65)

  00.47
00.09
08.06
10.20
11.06
12.23
13.28
15.25
18.43
20.15
21.44
22.50
23.18
05.40
05.15
14.00
08.15
15.50
17.25
19.30
20.50
23.00
02.55
03.20
04.00
04.35
Udonthani (948)
UbonRatchathani (2)
Surin (214)
Surin (932)
Udonthani (946)
UbonRatchathani (32)
UbonRatchathani (64)
Nakhon Ratchasima (212)
UbonRatchathani (972)
UbonRatchathani (66)
UbonRatchathani (52)
Surin (934)
UbonRatchathani (40)

Festivals & Events

Thao Suranari Commamoration
The annual event is held from March 23 to Aptil 2 to commemorate the victory of Thao Suranari, the heroine who saved Nakhon Ratchasima from in vaders in the Reign of King Rama III. Cultural displays, exhibitions and fireworks are the highlight.

 

Phimai Boat Races 
These popular races take place on the Moon River near the old Khmer city of Phimai during the second week of November. Besides the regatta there will be competitions of boats decorated to resemble the famous Royal Barges, entertainments, and stalls selling local products. 

 

Phimai Festival
This colorful event is held at the same time as the Phimai boat Races in Phimai historical Park. Among the important activities are; the light and sound presentation; Buddhist, historical and cultural exhibitions. 

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