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Rainville

3 or 4 days in Issan, is Khon Kaen worth it? Or only UT?

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Take ear plugs into that Thai nightclub in kK near thepullman hotel.   If you stay in that hotel don't stay on the side away from the main road .  2 years ago there was a house party below that vibrates the windows on the 10 th floor until 4 am .  I saw two farang in the club by Pullman. If band is good it is packed at 11 pm.  Just follow the skirts.   I don't see how you pick up a woman in a noisy club like this when people just party and drink so much and dance around their own table.  Not a real safe feeling alone in a club like this.  Seems that's just drink.  Hard to think Thailand is poor with so many buying bottle service.  I say use a dating site and line up some scores before you travel.  always works best for me.  Be ruthless and have two lined up to go on a coffee interview in the afternoon and then decide which one to meet again.  Many have cars and will drive you around.  It may be good to know the bus stations and schedules so you can bail out on a chick and go to UT. Or bail to KK.   I thought UT had potential but the nutty bar area is a sad reminder of what good old days must have been like.   I have heard first hand from a local UT lady that some uni girls a quite eager for sponsors.   There is even a list if you know contact.   

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2 hours ago, KhaoYai said:

Better still, if you manage to find English speaking Thai's whist you're out, they'll tell you far more. Despite what others may say, there are quite a few basic English speakers 'out in the sticks' - they can be shy to use it though (its a face thing). With my basic Thai and their basic English, I usually get by.

 

I've been to the Udon Tawandaeng a number of times, with my Thai GF at the time who's now my wife. We always had a fun and enjoyable time out there, never any hassles from anybody. When we were there, I was usually one of the few farangs in the place.

 

At least in my experience, it's not where the typical older expat hangs out. But if you like live Thai music, lots of locals table dancing, Thai drinks and a lot of local eye candy, it's a good place to go. Just try not to hit on a Thai guy's GF....

 

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15 hours ago, IssanMichael said:

do a google search of Nakhon Phanom

been to kk and nakhon phanom many times i like both but for you in your 30s and being a night owl i would not recommend either im twice your age and go with my lady so great form me. p.s we are not night owls 👍

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10 hours ago, Rainville said:

Speaking of both Udon, would you guys say it's important to be there at the end of the week (Thursday/Saturday) should I wish to enjoy the local nightlife ? Is there a big diff between week days and weekend nights in clubs like Tawan Dang, Phoenix, Blue Bar, Day and  Night complexe etc.?

You never know, look at holiday weekends , Sunday Nights  are packed, be careful

of Bin Scams in Day Night, pay by the drink, Try Fun Bar after a Lovely Dinner at Brickhouse, across the soi, the guy owned Witherspoons in Soi Bukoaw  in Pattaya but if you speak a lil Thai, the girls will run away, they want Newbies at Fun Bar, Try Nana Place across from Top Mansion, 490b a night , beds are fantastic, quieter than Top Mansion, doorslammers and surly staff at Top Mansion 

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6 hours ago, Ireland32 said:

You never know, look at holiday weekends , Sunday Nights  are packed, be careful

of Bin Scams in Day Night, pay by the drink, Try Fun Bar after a Lovely Dinner at Brickhouse, across the soi, the guy owned Witherspoons in Soi Bukoaw  in Pattaya but if you speak a lil Thai, the girls will run away, they want Newbies at Fun Bar, Try Nana Place across from Top Mansion, 490b a night , beds are fantastic, quieter than Top Mansion, doorslammers and surly staff at Top Mansion 

Thanks for the suggestions !

 

For now I have pre-booked a nice room at the Princess hotel but I might switch to the Centara as it seems much better situated. 

My plan for now is to rent a scooter and ride around in the afternoon, getting a feel of the city, then find a nice lively bar/restaurant to eat something nice before trying out the bars on Samphant Thamit alley (Fun bar maybe? 😉 ) and at the Day and Night complex. I like beer bars, playing pool and hopefully meet a cutie. Although I'm a bit afraid all of them will be 40+ ladies.

 

Best case scenario is to ask her to join me partying at the Tawandeang (or similar club), if not I'll go by myself. 

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7 hours ago, Tomahawk21 said:

been to kk and nakhon phanom many times i like both but for you in your 30s and being a night owl i would not recommend either im twice your age and go with my lady so great form me. p.s we are not night owls 👍

So you're saying it's an old chaps town? 😉

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54 minutes ago, Rainville said:

So you're saying it's an old chaps town? 😉

read what i write and not what you think ! you sound like a Thai girlfriend.

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On 6/6/2019 at 8:55 AM, Rainville said:

Best case scenario is to ask her to join me partying at the Tawandeang (or similar club), if not I'll go by myself. 

Always been a fan of Tawan Daeng (once it warms up) - can be difficult to 'pull' in there when its very busy but if you have a bit of 'front' you should be OK. Personally I prefer going with someone I know - most Thai's love it and if there's a group of you, you'll be shown to a table. If you ask a girl to go there with you - don't worry, within 10 minutes there will be a group of you going.  If you're not flush, establish some ground rules cos guess who's paying 😀 - remember its also a restaurant and they will eat, regardless of whether they just had dinner or not 😀. Not crazily expensive though, unless the entire family shows up 😂 - don't laugh, it happens.

 

I really, really, really, must start ordering my beer by the glass though. February - Tawan Daeng Korat, 2 towers of Chang, couldn't remember the name of my hotel, never mind where it was and one hell of a 'Changover' in the morning. Eventually discovered I was staying at the Aisana - only because my gf fished the keycard out of my pocket 😁. Nice hotel if you're ever down that way - not cheap mind and I don't get the bit about having windows in the toilet......................I mean..................................

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3 nights is not enough to explore 2 new places. Concentrate on Udon Thani.

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On 6/6/2019 at 3:55 PM, Rainville said:

...the bars on Samphant Thamit alley (Fun bar maybe?) and at the Day and Night complex. I like beer bars, playing pool and hopefully meet a cutie. Although I'm a bit afraid all of them will be 40+ ladies.

Ah yes... Day and Night AKA the "cow shed" on Soi Sampan.

 

Bring your own milking stool BTW.

 

Otherwise yes, Fun Bar and when you get hungry, there's Brick House directly opposite. Everywhere else on the street is sh!te.

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On 6/6/2019 at 4:07 PM, Rainville said:

So you're saying it's an old chaps town? 😉

One time when I was having fish and chips at Harry's Handlebar on Soi Sampan, I saw a silver-haired on a Zimmer fairly rushing to the Viking on the corner.

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2 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Ah yes... Day and Night AKA the "cow shed" on Soi Sampan.

 

Bring your own milking stool BTW.

 

Otherwise yes, Fun Bar and when you get hungry, there's Brick House directly opposite. Everywhere else on the street is sh!te.

Don’t speak Thai at Funbar, they like Noobies

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I lived in khon kaen for 2 years, i would give it a miss, its not really worth a tourists time to visit.

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On 6/5/2019 at 9:07 PM, Ireland32 said:

Focus Udon

 

 Ban dung , not far from udon better and cheaper , many freelancers and farlang friendly.

   Enjoy..

 

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