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as my missus comes from buriram - i gotta ask- what about buriram- no one seems to have mentioned it

Krasang was mentioned that's buri ram, but your right I don't recall anyone mentioning the town. I always thought korat was not considered as Issan? at least some from there claim it's not.

I asked a dancer once who had toured for five years her favourite place and she said Ubon. Having gone there for the first time recently I think i'd have to agree, lots of greenery and on the river. Roi et is pretty but bugger all to do at night from what i saw, not counting the mai tai hotel. KK is the ugliest town with the least to recommend it as far as living there. Overall best is surin, wins hands down IMO for size, nightlife and nice people. Bottom line is anywhere in issan is beter than falangland-peter

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as my missus comes from buriram - i gotta ask- what about buriram- no one seems to have mentioned it

Krasang was mentioned that's buri ram, but your right I don't recall anyone mentioning the town. I always thought korat was not considered as Issan? at least some from there claim it's not.

I asked a dancer once who had toured for five years her favourite place and she said Ubon. Having gone there for the first time recently I think i'd have to agree, lots of greenery and on the river. Roi et is pretty but bugger all to do at night from what i saw, not counting the mai tai hotel. KK is the ugliest town with the least to recommend it as far as living there. Overall best is surin, wins hands down IMO for size, nightlife and nice people. Bottom line is anywhere in issan is beter than falangland-peter

Thats true thai3 . every Thai I have met does not consider Korat , Issan . They speak of it as the gateway to issan . On the maps it is always marked in the central province .

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I've lived in Surin since I left Pattaya 7years ago,and I have seen the changes here. From a one horse town it has turned into one of the most rapidly expanding towns/cities in Thailand. The number of Farangs moving into the area is something to behold as well.I get 4-5 requests on my web-site every week from people coming to Thailand and want to live in this area,as well as on average about 15 new customers every week that sign my visitors book. Now we have Makro,Big-C,Tesco/Lotus (rumours of Carrfourr)and two massive Home Mart being built on the by-pass. Other things in the pipeline include a large new bus-station being built on the outskirts of town, a brand new regional airport to serve the area.,and a new two lane high way from Surin to Ankhor Wat.A new lighted sign has appeared in town,reading' Surin,the gateway to Indo-china'. Apart from all this,Surin is a delightful town to live in.

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I've lived in Surin since I left Pattaya 7years ago,and I have seen the changes here. From a one horse town it has turned into one of the most rapidly expanding towns/cities in Thailand. The number of Farangs moving into the area is something to behold as well.I get 4-5 requests on my web-site every week from people coming to Thailand and want to live in this area,as well as on average about 15 new customers every week that sign my visitors book. Now we have Makro,Big-C,Tesco/Lotus (rumours of Carrfourr)and two massive Home Mart being built on the  by-pass. Other things in the pipeline include a large new bus-station being built on the outskirts of town, a brand new regional airport to serve the area.,and a new two lane high way from Surin to Ankhor Wat.A new lighted sign has appeared in town,reading' Surin,the gateway to Indo-china'. Apart from all this,Surin is a delightful town to live in.

you're lucky you still have a book after spog and mono were there :o

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Thats true thai3 . every Thai I have met does not consider Korat , Issan . They speak of it as the gateway to issan . On the maps it is always marked in the central province .

Gee, Jeff, not sure about that. I just walked out to my wife's beauty salon and asked my wife and 3 other Thai customers if Korat is Issan and they all said that, yes, very definitely it is Issan. :o

Edit: and two of the customers are school teachers. :D

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After much thought i think i'll nominate Nong Khai for the beautiful scenery along the river and Laos only a stone's throw away.

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After much thought i think i'll nominate Nong Khai for the beautiful scenery along the river and Laos only a stone's throw away.

You forgot the "breeze" report :o:D

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Loei also calls itself the "Gateway to Issan". The people who live there call it Issan.

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After much thought i think i'll nominate Nong Khai for the beautiful scenery along the river and Laos only a stone's throw away.

SHHH!!!!!!! don't tell anyone it will be like Udon befoereyou know it.

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Edit:  and two of the customers are school teachers. :D

No wonder they dont know anything :o

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Edit:  and two of the customers are school teachers. :D

No wonder they dont know anything :o

Also , when someone says " gateway " that would be just about at the border I would think . Probally meaning what ?

I do not claim to know anything about it , I just know what im told by Thai people that live there .

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