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NAKHON RATCHASIMA PROVINCE TRAVEL INFORMATION
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NAKHON RATCHASIMA PROVINCE OVERVIEW
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Capital: Nakhon Ratchasima
Location: North eatern
Area: 20,494.0 km2
Population: 2,556,260
Density: 125 /km2
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Town and Districts
 Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Buri, Soeng Sang,Khong, Ban Lueam, Chakkarat, Chok Chai, Dan Khun Thot, Non Thai, Non Sung, Kham Sakaesaeng, Bua Yai, Prathai, Pak Thong Chai, Phimai, Huai Thalaeng, Chum Phuang, Sung Noen, Kham Thale So, Sikhio, Pak Chong, Nong Bun Mak, Kaeng Sanam Nang, Non Daeng, Wang Nam Khiao, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Thepharak, Mueang Yang, Phra Thong Kham, Lam Thamenchai, Bua Lai, Sida 
General Information
Nakhon Ratchasima, generally known as "Korat", is Thailand's largest province situated on sprawling northeast plateau. Located approximately 260 kilometers northeast of Bangkok, the city itself serves as the gateway to the lower northeastern region. 
Covering an area of 25,494 square kilometers that is mainly plateaus and mountainous terrain, Korat has fascinating traditions, charming hospitality, splendid natural scenery and awesome historical sites.
Some of the main attractions in Korat are Khmer ruins. Scattered around the province, these products of ancient wisdom shines through time. One of the Thailand's finest Khmer ruins can be seen here next to Mon and Lao sites. In addition, Korat has an abundance of natural attractions in its forests, hills, wildlife and waterfalls that are easily accessible in locations such as Khao Yai National Park.
Apart from the famous statue of Khun Ying Mo, Korat is most well known for silk weaving (in Pak Thong Chai) and a variety of top-notch quality handicrafts such as clay pottery products of Dan Kwian.
Geographically, Nakhon Ratchasima borders on Chiyaphum and Khon Kaen Provinces in the north, Buriram Province in the east, Chiyaphum and Saraburi Provinces in the west and Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri Provinces in the south.
Korat is also the largest northeastern province. Inhabitants of the province are mainly engaged in agricultural activities that include farming of rice and other crops such as sugar cane, tapioca, corn, jute, peanuts, sesame and fruits. There are more than 100 savings and agricultural cooperatives in the province, 35 irrigation projects and 7,122 industrial factories. Most of the factories are rice mills, tapioca product manufacturers, and industrial factories. 
Korat's most popular annual event is the Thao Suranari Festival, a celebration of Thao Suranari's victory over the Lao. It is held from late March to early April and features parades.
Korat used to be the site of several ancient prehistoric communities. Little is known about the early history of Korat, except that it used to be part of a kingdom called Sri Janas (Si Janat) an empire that extended its power to the entire Korat Plateau.
Initially the predominant cultural influence in the city was that of the Dvaravati culture, however, it was later replaced by the Khmer culture. The prehistoric site of Ban Prasat is an evidence of this occurrence while traces of both the Dvaravati and Khmer cultures are scattered throughout the province, particularly at Amphur Sung Noen and Amphur Phimai.
Once an administrative and cultural center, Korat's role today remains unchanged as it is currently the main transportation, industrial and economic hub of the Northeast.
 


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