Khorat

Khorat

 

a plateau in eastern Thailand. Area, approximately 160,000 sq km, with predominant elevations of approximately 150 m. Along its edges the plateau reaches heights of 500 m, forming the Dong Rak and Dong Phang Hoei ranges, which fall sharply to the Mae Nam Lowland and the basin of the lower course of the Mekong River. Khorat is composed primarily of horizontally deposited Mesozoic red sandstones and conglomerates; there are also salt deposits. The climate is subequatorial, with monsoons; precipitation measures approximately 1,000 mm per year, and the dry season is October through April. The vegetation cover is predominantly savannas on reddish-brown soils and monsoon deciduous forests (primarily dipterocarpaceous); large areas of grasses burn out yearly. The Khorat Plateau is surrounded by humid evergreen forests. Rice is grown on irrigated lands, and livestock is raised.

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I come from a market town in Bua Yai, in Khorat province.
Entorno este valle fluvial, muy fertil para la produccion agricola, se distribuye la Meseta de Khorat, al este limitrofe en gran parte con el rio Menco, que marca la frontera con Laos y una serie de cadenas montanosas que enlazan a traves del triangulo del oro con el Himalaya, al norte y al noroeste (48).
He uses quantitative and demographic evidence to estimate the size and extent of Buddhist communities in the Khorat Plateau during the Dvaravati period.
Based on this evidence, archaeologists have identified a central area of Dvaravati material culture in the Chao Phraya Basin that spread out to encompass the Khorat Plateau of northeast Thailand and to a lesser extent Laos, and peninsular Thailand.
In "Pala-inspired Vajrayana Buddhist Bronzes from the Khorat Plateau", she suggests a direct Vajrayana link from Pala Bengal to Khorat running parallel to the already established Bengal-Java/Sumatra link.
Joining the company in 1975, his positions also included president of Exxon Neftegas Limited, vice president of Exxon Ventures (CIS) and president of Exxon Yemen and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat.
Joining the company in 1975, his positions also included president of Exxon Neftegas, vice president of Exxon Ventures (CIS) and president of Exxon Yemen and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat.
In 1922 the Royal Thai Air Force established an airmail run to Ubon from the railhead at Khorat (now Nakhon Ratchasima), and the state railway reached Ubon in 1930 (Young, 1995, 32; Whyte, 2010, 57-58).
the semi-arid fluvial ecosystem of the Khorat Group in Thailand [Meesook, 2000]), although several semi-aquatic freshwater crocodiles (goniopholidids Sunosuchus, Goniopholis, and Siamosuchus, and the neosuchian Khoratosuchus) are known from the area (e.
Other topics include an overview of the tectonic and palaeogeographical evolution of the area; silhouette and palaeoecology of Mesozoic trees; the Later Permian dicynodont fauna from Laos; the Mesozoic red bed sequences; and the palynology and stratigraphy of the Mesozoi Khorat Group red bed sequences from Thailand.
It was Dimitrov's fourth straight first-round exit in a Challenger Tour event, following defeats at Bangkok and Khorat in Thailand, as well as the Zagorka Cup in Sofia.