Things to do in Korat, enough to keep a family happy for a week?

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Korat Tourist Attractions
« on: October 26, 2009, 02:13:30 AM »
Korat Tourist Attractions

A question for the Korat people or tourists that have spent some time in Korat, right so lets say you have some family coming over to stay with you in Korat, what tourist attractions would you take them to?

I just done a quick google and it doesn't look like it's going to be much fun for them :(

First and what I assume to be the worse is the Monument of Thao Suranari, some statue of a Thai woman who lived in the 1,800s, sounds exciting.

Lam Takhong Dam, bit of fishing I suppose but having seen the Hoover Dam a couple of times I doubt it could compete.

Phimai Historical Park, ok this is worth a visit and I have been here, but, if you had spent more than 2 days in Ayutthaya you really would be Templed out by then.

Prasat Phanom Wan, pretty sure I have been there sometime over the years but darn sure I can't remember, must have made little or no impression, so would you take them there?

Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, Thailand, Thai's and Zoo's don't generally go together very well, animals not well kept, small cages, most famous and dismal place I have been to is the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, anybody going to tell me that the Korat zoo is a well run place and worth a visit?

Khao Yai National Park, well back to dual pricing in Thailand, would you take your friends to somewhere that practices dual pricing?

The pottery village Dan Kwian on the outskirts of Korat?

The Reclining Buddha image called the Phra Non?

The Candle Festival is supposed to be good but only once per year.

I have no idea of how many times I have driven through Korat going to Nong Khai and back to Pattaya, but I think I can count the places I have been to in Korat on one finger.

So tell us how great Nakhon Ratchasima really is :)

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Re: Korat Tourist Attractions
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 06:09:24 AM »
The Korat Zoo definitely is worth a visit. It's very spacey with some new unusual animals to discover each time you go there. Some time at the Water Fun Park in the Korat Zoo will make kids happy, too. People who went to many different zoos in Thailand told me it's one of the very best.

When you're coming to Korat from Pak Chong you should definitely stop at Virhan Luang Phor Toh in Sikhiu, a newer Temple built at the initiative of the Thai actor Surapong Chatree Though it's partially still under construction there are lots of motives for camera hunting and taking family pictures in a beautiful park.

The rock paintings at Sikhiu, the excavations at Ban Prasat or Muang Sema might not be so interesting for kids, but the Rockwood Fossils Park with the Petrified Wood Museum (not far from Suranaree University of Technology) and the Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo could raise their curiosity, too. Dinosaur skeletons and sculptures are good settings for holiday pictures to show one's friends and relatives at home as the holiday having been an educational tour as well.

What you shouldn't miss when you're near Pak Chong and Khao Yai are the bats flying out at sunset. Millions of them live in the caves around there and fly out to look for food. You don't need to go into Khao Yai and pay the admission fee for that. Download and watch this video (best in HD; 1:02 mins 47 KB) to get an impression. 

And when you're going to Phi Mai paying a visit to Sai-Ngam, the huge Banyan Tree, is well worth it.
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Re: Korat Tourist Attractions
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 11:38:31 AM »
Wang Nam Keow with its resorts, restaurants and views is just an hour away.

Golf courses all over the place.

Swimming pools.

Korat is well placed for trips to Surin, Buriram, the market at Chong Chom, Chinese temples and Pak Chong.

Manufacturers of old wood furniture.


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Re: Korat Tourist Attractions
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 12:12:02 PM »
A must see in Isaan is Phanom Rung, a huge and well preserved Khmer temple, located in neighboring Buriram. You can get there by bus, but renting a car best with a driver as well is recommended, as the busses do not go directly to the temple. You'd have to take a tuk-tuk taxi to the temple and from the temple to the road anyway and maybe wait for a long time at the road to catch a bus back to Korat.
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