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

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This second picture gives a very precise idea of the flat landscape that awaits you in virtually the whole of Issan.  

If you come from East Anglia or the prairies of Canada or from Nebraska and other flatlands in the US, you will at least know how to put up with the flats of Issan.

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If you still around in,think it's November,and in Nong Khai,you might like to go see the naga fireballs shooting up out of the Mekong river at night,I believe it's quite a phenomenon,even has all the scientists baffled,they cannot explain was caused them.

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34 minutes ago, Oztruckie said:

If you still around in,think it's November,and in Nong Khai,you might like to go see the naga fireballs shooting up out of the Mekong river at night,I believe it's quite a phenomenon,even has all the scientists baffled,they cannot explain was caused them.

 

 

Dream on........... folklore.

 

 

Saw jack when I went up there..

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8 hours ago, gk10002000 said:

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

Wow when the other guy said Isaan included twenty provinces I thought it was big. I guess not based on your description. 

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37 minutes ago, blazes said:

This second picture gives a very precise idea of the flat landscape that awaits you in virtually the whole of Issan.  

If you come from East Anglia or the prairies of Canada or from Nebraska and other flatlands in the US, you will at least know how to put up with the flats of Issan.

 

 

Coming from Lincolnshire I found Buriram quite hilly!  :smile:

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Isan is a nice place to live and settle into a community because the people are so nice and it is relatively cheap. However, just traveling around as a tourist, without hanging around enough to get immersed in the lifestyle, could be a bit tedious. There are better parts of Thailand to tour.

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10 minutes ago, Stevemercer said:

Isan is a nice place to live and settle into a community because the people are so nice and it is relatively cheap. However, just traveling around as a tourist, without hanging around enough to get immersed in the lifestyle, could be a bit tedious. There are better parts of Thailand to tour.

 

 

I am not so sure that Isaan is 'relatively cheap'......... other than for housing.

 

 

Happy to hear about other things that are cheaper............... I will not accept khao man gai from the village noodle stall as 'relativity' :smile:

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6 hours ago, JLCrab said:

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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Like your photos but I saw the two most beautiful structures in Khon Kaen at Tawandang and a few more at Thom Tom. 

 

University city with the most beautiful Thai lady structures in Thailand. 

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I've said that a major past time in Khon Kaen could be riding the songtaews near the universities but I might have other words for the fauna besides 'structure'.

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Everything is worth seeing even if all you get out of it is being able to say, "Yep, I've been there". Nothing is really the same. There are beautiful mountain views . waterfalls, rock formations, rivers, forests, flat rice paddies for as far as you can see and seemingly endless fields of sugarcane. I live in Loei province out in the boonies but still have a condo in Jomtien. With the help of my GPS, I am able to choose at least a partially different route every trip down and back.

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Perhaps the steam of disenchanted farangs heading for Swampy might be worth viewing. 

 

If i I may ask what persuaded you to leave for ever ( I am having very serious second thoughts about coming back)

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If you are having to ask then you do not know much about Thailand. I live in Isaan and just from your question I can tell that there is nothing here for you. It would be best if you stay in Pattaya and look at pictures on the internet. That should satisfy your curiosity. 

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1 hour ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

Dream on........... folklore.

 

 

Saw jack when I went up there..

How was he? ( Jack that is), I haven't seen him in a while......

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