Winery in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)


GranMonte lies along Pansuk-Kudkla Rd, the direct route from Bangkok to Khao Yai (exit Km 144). It is scenically set and offers tours (book in advance), tastings and has a classy restaurant serving Western food only…
Buddhist Temple in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Wat Phayap

When the abbot of Wat Phayap learned that blasting for a quarry in Saraburi Province was destroying a beautiful cave, he rescued pieces of it and plastered the stalactites, stalagmites and other incredible rocks all…
Buddhist Temple in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Wat Salaloi

The city's most interesting temple was supposedly founded by Thao Suranari and her husband in 1827. Half of her ashes are interred in a small stupa (the other half are at her monument) and so there are also singing …
Buddhist Temple in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Wat Phra Narai Maharat

This large temple is of interest because of three holy Khmer sandstone sculptures that were unearthed here – Phra Narai (Vishnu) is the holiest. To see them, follow the signs with red arrows back to the special Nara…
Farm in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Farm Chokchai

Farm Chokchai is a 3200-hectare dairy farm overflowing with cowboy kitsch. The expanding empire now includes an ice-cream parlour, steakhouse, souvenir shop and safari-style tented camp (weekday/weekend 3735/4270B p…
Museum in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Suranari Hall

Just north of her shrine, in a little white building, is a sort of Thao Suranari museum, which has a cool diorama and even-cooler sculpted mural of the famous battle in which legend says Thao Suranari convinced the …
Monument in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Thao Suranari Monument

Thao Suranari, wife of the city's assistant governor during Rama III's reign, is something of a wonder woman in these parts. Ya Mo (Grandma Mo), as she's affectionately called, became a hero in 1826 by organising a …
Museum in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Maha Viravong National Museum

Though the collection at this seldom-visited museum is very small, it's also very good. There's ancient pottery (don't miss sneaking a peek at what's stored in the back) and a variety of Buddha images spanning the D…
Monument in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Lak Meuang

The city pillar.
Monument in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Chang Phueak Shrine

A small but popular shrine commemorating two white elephants that passed through here on their way to being offered to the king in Bangkok.