Dan Kwian

Situated on Highway No. 24, about 14 kilometers from the city of Nakhon Ratchasima is a village noted for unique pottery widely used for interior and outdoor decoration. 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.

Maize and Sorghum Research Centre (Rai Suwan)

Location: Tambon klang Dong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320. Tel. (66) 4436-1770-4

Formerly called Thana Farm and belonging to Field Marshall Sarit Thanarat, the Farm was later transferred to Kasetsart University and became the Maize and Sorghum Research Center. The main purpose of the Center is to carry out research and publicize technology for the growing of maize and sorghum as well as other field crops. The Center also other provides support for research and training at both domestic and international levels, in addition, to producing seeds of maize, sorghum and other field crops. Basic tourist facilities provided are a touring route, toilets, field crop seeds for sale and food stalls. Advance contact is recommended.

Lam Takhong Rest Area

This rest area is also known as Suan Na Chat, is a rest area for vehicle drivers to relax from driving. It is on Highway No. 2 (Saraburi-Nakhon Ratchasima) between the 193 and 194 kilometer markers on an area of 16.89 square kilometers. This place offers the most beautiful view north of Lam Takhong reservoir. It has a complete range of services and facilities and is an example of a modern rest area. Moreover, it is called the gateway to the Northeast.

The Information Center in the rest area provides tourist information about the northeastern provinces, accommodations, viewpoints, a garden, food and beverage stores, a convenience store, restrooms, and public telephones. In addition, there is also a sculpture of General Chatchai Choonhavan, a former prime minister, in a standing position with arms folded and leaning against his favorite motorcycle. The sculpture measures 3.40 meters high and is made from green sandstone.

The main activity for visitors at Lam Takhong is rafting on a route that goes past homes, orchards and green trees. The difficulty level is at 1-2, which is not too hard for rafting novices. Moreover, the area is suitable for a family outing. The best time to visit is between May and September because there is lots of water that can create some excitement that is not dangerous. During the dry season there is too little water for rafting. Each rafting trip takes about 2 hours and visitors can add to their enjoyment by taking an elephant ride afterwards. For more information on the elephant ride, contact Pang Chang Khao Yai on Thanarat Road, Kilometer 19.5, Tel. (66) 4429-7183.

Rafting on Lam Takhong

This route takes you past homes, orchards and green trees. The difficulty level is at 1-2, which is not too hard for rafting novices. The area is good for family outing. The best time to come is during May-September because there is lots of water that can create some excitement that is not dangerous. There is too little water in the dry season to do rafting. Each rafting trip takes about 2 hours and tourists can add to their enjoyment by taking an elephant ride afterwards. For information, contact Pang Chang Khao Yai on Thanarat Road, Km. 19.5, tel. 0 4429 7183.

Decorated Plants, Flower Garden, and Organic vegetable Plantation

Located in Amphoe Wang Nam Khiao, it covers an area of approximately 60 sq.km. The Plantation cultivates over 40 kinds of Thai fruits such as rambutan, Mangosteen, longan, lamyai, lichee, etc
 

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                                                                                                                    Source :Tourism Authority of Thailand

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