||No.||Province||Area (sq. km.)||Pop. as of 1997|
|11||Nong Bua Lamphu||3,859.09||486,153|
Geography and Climate
Mountains, rivers and lakes: The Northeast has 4 significant mountain ranges, 6 significant rivers and 1 lake:
of Northeast Thailand
|No. (Red)||Mountain Range||No. (Purple)||River or Lake|
|1||Dong Phaya Yen||1||Chi River|
|2||Phanom Dongrak||2||Heuang River|
|3||Phu Paan||3||Khong River|
|4||San Kampaeng||4||Loei River|
|7||Nong Han Lake|
Places of Interest
The Northeast has many places of interest, for example:
1. The mountains of Loei Province
Phu Kradeung (1,325 m.), Phu Reua and Phu Luang (1,571 m., the highest mountain in the Northeast) are mountains which have beautiful scenery from which you can see very far.
2. The stone ruins at Pimai, Nakhorn Ratchasima Province
Pimai was once an important town in the northwest of the Khmer kingdom. The ruins were once a Mahayana Bhuddism temple which was built in the mid 11th century.
3. Khao Yai National Park, partially in Nakhorn Ratchasima Province (also partially in Nakhorn Nayok, Saraburi and Prachin Buri Provinces)
The only national park in the world where a large number of hornbills gather annually (every August and September), the park has many wildlife species, beautiful waterfalls, grasslamds, groves and complex mountain ranges.
4. The Phanom Rung stone ruins, Buri Ram Province
These ruins were originally a Hindu place of worship which was continuously built over some period of time. The ruins have very beautiful decorations including a stone decoration of Rama sleeping.
5. Elephant fair, Surin Province
Held every November, this fair showcases elephants in various events ranging from tug of war to soccer.
6. Baan Chiang archeological museum, Udon Thani Province
Baan Chiang was once the site of one of Thailand's most ancient civilizations. The museum showcases various archeological finds, ranging from various tools to earthenware.
7. Phu Kum Khao, Kalasin Province and Phu Wiang, Khonkaen Province.
Phu Kum Khao is the best place to find dinosaur fossils in Thailand, whereas Phu Wiang was where dinosaur fossils were first found in Thailand.
8. Pha Taem national park, Ubon Ratchathani Province
The park contains many places of interest, for example, Pha Taem itself, which has prehistoric drawings and Sao Chaliang, a stone pillar whose stone is composed of shells, pebbles and sand..
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