Interest Attractions in NakornRatchaSima
:: Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
This is a research center of plant species in the northeastern jungles and is open to groups interested in organizing eco-tours. The center has an area of about 78 square kilometers (48,750 rai) that is comprised mainly of dry jungles and hardwood forests. Many animals are found here, including wild boars, pheasants and a variety of birds. Visitors can see the surrounding vast green jungle as well as Khao Phaeng Ma further from a tower built by the station that overlooks the treetops. For a closer look at nature, several nature study trails that can take from 1.5 hours to 3 hours are available. In addition, visitors interested in staying overnight can rent one of the 3 houses available that can accommodate 20 people each. Moreover, visitors should note that the climate is cool all year round. The Station is located beside Highway No. 304 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin Buri) and is 57 kilometers from the city. For information, call 0 4425 8642 or contact the Station Management Department of the Science and Technology Research Institute of Thailand, tel. 0-2579-1121-30, 0-2579-0160 ext. 4401 or fax 0-2561-4771.
Lam Takhong Dam
This is an earth-filled dam across the Lam Takhong River that flows through a crevasse. Built in 1974, its primary purpose was to divert water from above the dam for irrigation. Visitors can walk on the dam to enjoy the view of the reservoir, which has a mountain backdrop. The dam is a suitable place for relaxation when it is not hot. The dam, which is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., is located at Tambon Lat Bua Khao, around 62 kilometers from the city. Turn onto a road that branches off Highway No. 2 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Saraburi) between the 196 and 197-kilometer markers and proceed for about 2 kilometers.