Day Trips

Where to go near Rak Tamachat

We realize that most people who come to visit our farm are tourists, or long-term travelers, or people looking for a more worthwhile trip than just a couple weeks on a beach.  And so, we thought it’d be important to have some info on some places nearby where you may  like to visit.

 

1. Khao Yai National Park: Khao Yai National Park covers more than 2,000 square kilometers of forest and grassland in central Thailand. More than 50 km of hiking and biking trails wind through the long-standing nature preserve, and its many waterfalls include 150m-tall Haew Narok and 20m-tall Haew Suwat, immortalized in the Danny Boyle film ‘The Beach.’ The park also shelters diverse wildlife such as bears, gibbons, elephants and hornbills.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khao_Yai_National_Park

 

2. Phi Mai: Home to a Wat older than Angkor, but also made by the Khmer.  It’s pretty amazing if you’ve never been across the border to Cambodia and visited Angkor and the surrounding temples.   For us nature lovers tho, the real site is Thailand’s largest Banyan tree!  15,000 square feet of shade 😀  Only 40 or so km from Korat too!  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phimai

The Banyan Tree!

 

3. Chaiyaphum: Thailand’s ‘Stone Henge’, or Mor Hin Khao, is located 20km away from Tat Ton National Park, and has amazing sunset views and places to camp.  This site has some info on what to expect. https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Chaiyaphum#Q997062

view at Thailand's Stone Henge

4. Korat City – Nakhonratchasima (Thai: นครราชสีมา, pronounced [náʔkʰɔːn râːt.tɕʰa.sǐː.maː]) or (Khmer: នគររាជសីមា) is one of the four major cities of Isan, Thailand, known as the “big four of Isan”. The city is commonly known as Korat  (โคราช), a shortened form of its name. It is the governmental seat of the Nakhon Ratchasima Province and Nakhon Ratchasima District. Nakhon Ratchasima is the heart of the Nakhon Ratchasima metropolitan area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakhon_Ratchasima

5. Korat Zoo – Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, or Korat Zoo, is one of the most wonderful places for visiting in the Nakhon Ratchasima province, situated in north eastern region of Thailand. Korat Zoo is the fourth out of five zoos under administration of the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King Rama IX.

Nakhon Ratchasima covers 218 acres. The zoo has been established since 23 May B.E. 2532 located on the plain laterite area where some areas have been adjusted to be the wave areas like Savanna grassland providing excellence of animals presented in their natural environment for the purpose of conservation, education and recreation.  http://www.koratzoo.org/en/2013-01-09-10-16-35.html

6. Don Kwian Pottery Village – Situated on the Highway No.24 or 14 kilometers from the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, Dan Kwian Pottery Villa is noted for its unique pottery products which are widely used for interior and outdoor decoration. The uniqueness of Dan Kwian clay is its durability, pliability and rusty color, especially when it is combined with attractive designs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Kwian

7. Pak Chong Cowboy Town – Saraburi province’s Muak Lek district surprises visitors with its own version of country and western culture. The “Cowboy festivals” come to town in January, and everyone has a whoop and holler!

Dairy farming has been associated with the rolling hills of Saraburi since the 50s when pioneering farmers experimented with imported cattle. Today it is an important industry that supplies most of the popular milk products that are sold in supermarkets across the country. Farms are concentrated mainly northeast of Saraburi town in Muak Lek district all the way to the Pak Chong intersection on Highway 2 heading towards Nakhon Ratchashimap province. With the mountains of the famous Khao Yai National Park in the distance, dairy meadows nestle between hills on both sides of the
highway.

8. Muk Lek Waterfalls – Flowing to the north of Muak Lek in a far-flung corner of the Khao Yai region, Chet Sao Noi Waterfall usually gets overlooked by travellers. It’s not Thailand’s tallest, widest, or most popular waterfall, but with a haunting backstory and scenery that’s right out of a fantasy novel, there’s something mesmerising about Chet Sao Noi.

9. Sapadu Reservoir

10. Si Khiu Cave Archaeological Site

11. Si Khiu Stone Quarry and Stone Carvings

More to come.. this site may have some good info about our Province for now 🙂

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