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Never been to Issan. Is there anything really worth seeing there?

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Now in what will probably be the last year of staying in Thailand before I leave it for ever.

Although I have been visiting Thailand since the 1970s, I never went to Issan.

Is there anything good enough there that I won't find elsewhere in LOS that I should make the effort to see?

 

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I had a brilliant time in Issan following the rocket season from April to June. I had a good time in all the major cities and smaller towns. 

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35 minutes ago, The manic said:

I had a brilliant time in Issan following the rocket season from April to June. I had a good time in all the major cities and smaller towns. 

sir names not BOWIE per chance ??

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Issan is a very big region. It may or may not be worth your while depending on what you like to do/see. 

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I think the Issan girls qualify as a yes, there are many things really worth seeing there.

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Isan consists of 20 provinces so there is much to see. You could go to one many traditional festivals, such as the Bun Bungfai Rocket Festival. This fertility rite, originating in pre-Buddhist times, is celebrated in a number of locations both in Isan and in Laos, but most vigorously and most famously in Yasothon Province.  Other Isan festivals are the Candle Festival, which marks the start of vassa in July in Ubon and other locations; the Silk Festival in Khon Kaen, which promotes local handicrafts; and the bangfai phayanak or Naga fireballs of Nong Khai.

Some more

Buriram

Prasat Hin Phanom Rung

This historical park contains some of the most extensive Khmer era ruins in Thailand. A new visitor center will be opened in 2002 to facilitate more visitors.

Loei

Phu Kradung

National park which contains and surrounds the highest mountain in the northeast. Its a popular hiking and camping spot among Thais.

Nakorn Ratchasima

Most Thais will refer to Nakorn Ratchasima as Korat. There's not much to the town itself, but several things to see in the area.

Thao Suranaree Festival

In the 19th century the wife of a city official named Thao Suranaree led a band of local women who managed to defend the city against a Lao invasion by getting the Laotian soldiers drunk. A statue and shrine containing her ashes defends the western gate of the city to this day, and every year from 23 March to 3 April they hold a fair in her honor in the precincts around the gate.

Pak Thong Chai

Famous silk weaving village about 20 miles south of Korat. Note, however, that prices won't be any cheaper than Bangkok.

Prasat Hin Phimai

A large, extensively restored Khmer shrine dating from the tenth century. About 40 miles northeast of Korat.

Dan Kwian

A small village about 10 miles southeast of Korat, famed for its ceramics.

Surin

Elephant Roundup

About the only thing worth seeing in this town. The annual roundup is held every November.

Udon Thani

Ban Chiang

About 35 miles east of Udorn Thani town, this archaeological dig has become a tourist attraction. Artifacts dating back 5,000 years have been found here.

Ban Pheu

You will find cave paintings a several areas of bizarre geological formations near this village about 30 miles northwest of Udorn Thani.

 

 

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The zoo is pretty nice. Little trams drive you around.  You can hop on and off and  walk around at your own pace.

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Khon Kaen is notable for 2 famous structures: the first one is a major tourist attraction for Thai tourists and the second, in the photo on the right, well, it's a navigation landmark let's just say.

 

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If you wait about 3 years you can ride the sky train in Khon Kaen 

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The thaibeachlovers has been coming to Thailand for more than 40 years , and never travelled into Issan ?  Well I think it would be a waste of time for you to go there now,

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5 minutes ago, davidst01 said:

come and see the best looking girls in thailand. 

 

 

Except that a significant amount have relocated to Pattaya..... might as well meet them there. ?

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

Except that a significant amount have relocated to Pattaya..... might as well meet them there. ?

 

 

And there it is - post #13?  Didn't have to wait that long.   

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7 minutes ago, moojar said:

And there it is - post #13?  Didn't have to wait that long.   

 

 

Facts is facts sport.

 

 

I don't know many Farangs in Buriram who met their partners in Nang Rong....

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