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Formally known as Nakhon Ratchasima, Korat is the second-biggest city in Thailand's Isaan region. With excellent transport links, including Highway 2 from Bangkok to Nong Khai, Korat is a great launch pad for your car hire adventures in the region. Isaan makes up a third of Thailand's land mass and is home to almost a third of the country's population, despite the searingly hot climate.
Travellers often base themselves in Korat so that they can visit nearby tourist destinations such as Khao Yai national park, Phimai and Phanom Rung. Phimai is best known for the Khmer temples of Phimai Historical Park, which are among the best-preserved in Thailand. Though much smaller than those at Angkor Wat, they are of a similar style and many are older than those of Angkor Wat. Phimai is also home to the largest banyan tree in Thailand.