Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District

Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District

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Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima () (amphoe mueang) is one of 32 districts of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Northeastern Thailand. Including the center city of district is City of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Introduction

Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima is an ancient city. The present city was built in the reign of King Narai the Great of Ayutthaya kingdom. The king merged the two ancient cities, Mueang Sema and Mueang Khorakha Pura (Khorat) and moved to the present area. He named the new city Nakhon Ratchasima and set it as the eastern frontier city of Ayutthaya. The landscape and city planning of Nakhon Ratchasima city designed by French architect.

The city of various Khmer ruins and the famous statute of Khun Ying Mo named Nakhon Ratchasima or commonly known as "Khorat" is situated on Khorat plateau, the lower part of Northeastern plateau of Thailand. The city itself serves as the gateway to the Northeastern Region. From Bangkok, it is 259 km. by car and 264 km by train. It has and area 755.60 kmĀ² or about 468,704 rai (185,311 acre) with residential registration population 433,838 inhabitants(2008 census).

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Non Thai, Non Sung, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chok Chai, Pak Thong Chai, Sung Noen and Kham Thale So.

The main river through the district is the Lam Takhong.

Transportation

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Travelling by car from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima is most convenient, there are three...
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