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ee the Cultures in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima does not only have nature attractions from Khao Yai National Park, but also cultural and archeological attractions for it used to be ancient communities of Khmer. You can cover these attractions by taking the highway 2 (Mitraphap Road), which is also called "the Cultural Route"
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Muang Sema Ancient Site
Around 37 kilometers away from Nakhon Ratchasima Town, Muang Sema used to be the location of Dvaravati's community. Therefore, there are many ancient objects found here, especially the Buddha image in reclining posture made from a grand red sandstone.
Tambol Khorat Ancient Site
Located in Tambol Khorat, this is the first ancient site found in Nakhon Ratchasima. There are three ancient sandstone buildings found here, Phrasart Muang Khao. All were created according to Khmer style of art.
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Pimai Historical Park
Located in Amphoe Pimai, around 60 kilometers away from town, this is the grandest and most beautiful archeological site in Nakhon Ratchasima. Covering an area of 46 acres,facing south, the site consists of many buildings. The most important one is the main stupa located in the middle. There is also a bridge called "Naga Bridge", archways, and walls with sculpted decorations.
In Order to fully appreciate the significance of the place, you should also visit Pimai National Museum, which is only 300 meters southeast ward of the stone buildings.
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