Nakhon Ratchasima, known as "Khorat", is Thailand's largest province. It is situated on a sprawling northeast plateau and serves as the gateway to the lower northeastern region. Khorat has fascinating traditions, charming hospitality, splendid natural scenery and awesome historical sites.
Some of the main attractions in Khorat are Khmer ruins. Scattered around the province, these products of ancient wisdom shine through time. One of the Thailand's finest Khmer ruins can be seen here next to Mon and Lao sites. In addition, Khorat 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.
Be sure to visit the famous statue of Khun Ying Mo. Lady Mo, the wife of the deputy governor in 1826, is credited with having freed the city from Anouvong's army, and has been honored with a statue in the center of downtown Korat.
Khorat is most well known for silk weaving (in Pak Thong Chai) and a variety of top-notch quality handicrafts, such as the clay pottery products of Dan Kwian. The uniqueness of Dan Kwian clay is its durability, pliability and rusty color. When combined with attractive designs and the proper heating process, the products are irresistible for indoor or outdoor decoration.