Phu Kradung National Park



Exploring the Khorat Plateau

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the Khorat Plateau occupies most of northeast thailand. it is a broad stretch of barren, arid hills some 985 ft (300 m) above sea level, separated from the Central Plains to the west by the Phetchabun mountain range. Much of the region is characterized by red earth and scrub forest. Khorat city, regarded as the gateway to the northeast, is the center of the region’s transportation network. other towns and sights of interest in the region can be reached by road from here, though distances are considerable. north of Khorat lie the towns of Khon Kaen and roi et; farther north still, the prehistoric site of Ban Chiang. east of Khorat the main attractions are the Khmer temples of Phimai and Phnom rung. nearby are ta Klang and surin, which are linked to the elephant trade.

Getting Around

The Khorat Plateau is well served by airconditioned buses, which operate between Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Morchit) and most towns and cities in the region. Local bus services connect small towns and villages. Journey times tend to be long because of distances and poor quality of roads. The rail route from Bangkok divides into two main sections at Khorat: it runs east toward Ubon Ratchathani in the Mekong River Valley and northeast to Udon Thani and Nong Khai close to the border with Laos. Khorat, Khon Kaen, Buriram and Roi Et all have domestic airports. There are relatively few organized tours available to the region from Bangkok.

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