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History of Nakhon Ratchasima 
 

NAKHON RATCHASIMA

Nakhon Ratchasima, or “Khorat,” is a large province on the north-eastern plateau and is like the gateway to other provinces in the Northeast. It is 259 kilometres from Bangkok and has an area of around 20,494 square kilometres. The province is rich in Khmer culture and has a long history. It also has beautiful nature, with many forests, mountains, waterfalls, and reservoirs. Furthermore, it is well known for a variety of quality handicrafts that visitors can choose from.

Nakhon Ratchasima used to be the site of several ancient prehistoric communities that continued to grow when the Dvaravati culture came in and later when the Khmer culture replaced it. An important prehistoric site is Ban Prasat. Traces of Dvaravati and Khmer cultures are scattered throughout the province, particularly at Amphoe Sung Noen and Amphoe Phimai.

Nakhon Ratchasima has been a key city since ancient times as an administration centre. It was responsible for many north-eastern cities in the past. Even now, its status has remained unchanged in that it is the Northeast’s main transportation hub and economic centre.

There are many lines of mini-buses and buses running in the city and nearby areas. Amore convenient way to get around is to take tricycles motorized tricycles called Tuk Tuk in the city. The price must be agreed upon before a trip.

Nakhon Ratchasima or “Khorat” is a large province on the north-eastern plateau and is like the gateway to other provinces in the northeast. It is 260 Km from Bangkok and has an area of around 20,494 sq. km. The province is rich in Khmer culture and has a long history.

Nakhon Ratchasima used to be the site of several ancient prehistoric communities that continued to grow when the Dvaravati culture came in and later when the Khmer culture replaced it, for example, an important prehistoric site in Ban-Prasat. Traces of Dvaravati and Khmer cultures are scattered throughout the province, particularly at Amphoe Sung-Noen and Amphoe Phimai. Nakhon Ratchasima has been a key city since ancient times as an administration centre. It was responsible for many north-eastern cities in the past.