Save One Market

Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

An enormous market that's almost a city unto itself, 'safe wan' doesn't just stand out for its size, it offers more than just the usual Thai market tat and includes a vintage zone and a car boot zone. It has a good food court too.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) attractions

1. Maha Viravong National Museum

3.63 MILES

Though the collection at this seldom-visited museum is very small, it's very good. There's prehistoric pottery (don't miss sneaking a peek at what's…

2. Thao Suranari Monument

3.73 MILES

Thao Suranari, wife of the assistant governor during Rama III's reign, is something of a Wonder Woman in these parts. Ya Mo (Grandma Mo), as she’s…

3. Chumphon Gate

3.75 MILES

The city's only original gate left standing. It was a part of the city walls erected in 1656 by French technicians on the orders of King Narai (Ayuthaya)…

4. Suranari Hall

3.78 MILES

This little white building is a sort of museum to local heroine Thao Suranari, with a cool diorama and an even cooler sculpted mural of the famous battle…

5. Wat Phayap

3.85 MILES

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…

6. Pratu Chainarong

4.17 MILES

An ornamental city gate built in the location of the original southern gate.

7. Chang Phueak Shrine

4.17 MILES

The wooden pillar at the centre of this small shrine was once used for tying up sacred 'white' elephants that passed though Khorat on their way to be…

8. San Jao Lak Meuang

4.23 MILES

Khorat's city pillar shrine is pretty ordinary, but it has a large Dan Kwian (a nearby pottery village) ceramic mural on the wall beside it. It shows…