Northeastern Thailand Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by Willettsworld
  • Things to Do
    by Willettsworld
  • Things to Do
    by Willettsworld

Northeastern Thailand Things to Do

  • Dinosaur Footprints - Tha Uthen (Nakhon...

    Now it is time for us to leave Nakhon Phanom and drive to Nong Khai which is another 350 kilometers away, but there will be a stop along the way as we have heard there is a place with Dinosaur Footprints, hope we can find it!!Well we were about 20 kilometers outside Nakhon Phanom, the Dinosaur Footprints place is on the map, so we should be there...

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  • Ho Chi Minh's Safe House - Nakhon Phanom

    On the outskirts of Nakhon Phanom is a little place called Ban Na Chok. Here you will find the safe house that Ho Chi Minh lived in for several years from 1923, he was the ex president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam during 1924 - 1931 when he led the war for Vietnams Independence. The house and small museum is run by the grand children of the...

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  • Wat Phra That Phanom - Nakhon Phanom

    This beautiful Temple is 80 kilometers south of Nakhon Phanom and it is said that every Buddhist should visit here at least once in their lifetime. We have visited twice now and it really is a special place. The Chedi is the main reason as it contains the chest bone of the Lord Buddha. So this makes Wat Phra That Phanom one of the most sacred...

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  • Driving from Prasat to That Phanom

    We left Prasat early in the morning for the 380 kilometer drive to That Phanom as we wanted to arrive there early but once again there were just too many places to stop at along the way. From Prasat we travelled along Highway No. 214 through Surin and up to Suwannaphum where we veered right onto Highway No 202 heading for Yasothon. There was a...

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  • Huay Ta Kao Dam - Surin Province

    We decided to drive to the Huay Ta Kao Dam for lunch; there is a little beach area and quite a few nice rickety style restaurants. I forget what we had for lunch etc, but from the photos it looks like chicken fried rice, the menu was in Thai but we left full and happy. The area around the dam is lovely, I have never seen so many butterflies, and...

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  • Phanom Sawai Forest Park - Surin...

    Phanom Sawai Forest Park was another place I had on my list of places I wanted to visit. We combined the trip after our drive to Chong Chom Border Markets, Ban Pluang Ruins and lunch at Huay Ta Kao Dam. So it is easy to see all four places in one day.Coming from Surin City Hall travel along the Surin Prasat road highway number 214 for about 22...

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  • Prasat Ban Pluang - Khmer Ruins - Surin...

    Prasat Ban Pluang is only a small site but beautifully restored and still worth a visit. It is easily combined with a trip to Chong Chom Border markets. The ruins are a 11th -12th century Khmer sanctuary and surrounded by a U shaped pond with some beautiful carvings. Ban Pluang Ruins are about 30 kilometers south of Surin or 5 kilometers from...

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  • Phnom Rung Historical Park - Buriram...

    Phnom Rung Historical Park is one of Thailand’s most beautiful and important Khmer ancient monuments and it is at the top of an extinct volcano in Buriram Province which is in the Issan region of Thailand. The creator of Phnom Rung was Narendraditya who was related to King Suryavarman II who was the creator of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It took...

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  • Prasat Mueang Tam - Khmer Ruins -...

    Prasat Mueang Tam is a Khmer temple in Prakhon Chai district, Buriram Province, Thailand. It is modeled on the Khleang and Baphuon styles, which dates its construction to the late 10th and early 11th centuries. This is another beautiful place to visit and much cooler here with four ponds which symbolize the Goddess of the Water and 5 headed Naga...

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  • Buriram Province

    Buriram means the City of Happiness or Peaceful City and is in the north east of Thailand about 420 kilometers from Bangkok. The province is home to over 60 Khmer ruins including the very impressive Phanom Rung Historical Park which is about 60 kilometers away from town and one of Thailand’s most spectacular and ancient Khmer sanctuaries.The...

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  • Dinosaur Footprints Park - Tha Uthen

    Now it is time for us to leave Nakhon Phanom and drive to Nong Khai which is another 350 kilometers away, but there will be a stop along the way as we have heard there is a place with Dinosaur Footprints, hope we can find it!!Well we were about 20 kilometers outside Nakhon Phanom, the Dinosaur Footprints place is on the map, so we should be there...

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  • Ho Chi Minh's Safe House - Nakhon Phanom

    On the outskirts of Nakhon Phanom is a little place called Ban Na Chok, it took us quite awhile to find it and we were just about to give up when Gary decided to try a small turnoff on the left, well there it was! Here you will find the safe house that Ho Chi Minh lived in for several years from 1923. The house & small museum is run by the grand...

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  • Wat Phra That Phanom - Nakhon Phanom

    This beautiful Temple is about 80 kilometers south of Nakhon Phanom, it is said that every Buddhist should visit here at least once in their lifetime. The Chedi is the main reason as it contains the chest bone of the Lord Buddha. So this makes Wat Phra That Phanom one of the most sacred Temples in Thailand and every year there is a weeklong...

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  • Nong Prachat Park - Udon Thani

    Nong Prachat Park was formerly called Nong Na Kluer and was a natural swamp before the founding of Udon Thani. The swamp and surrounding area was designated as a park and named after the town founder Major General Krom Laung Prachat Silapakom. It is now a very popular recreation park with beautiful flowers in a garden in the middle of the swamp...

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  • Ban Chiang Archeological Site - Udon...

    Ban Chiang Archeological Site is located in Nong Han district and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It is the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in South East Asia. The site is under the town of Ban Chiang; only one of the excavation sites is open to the public and it is in the grounds of a Temple called Wat Po Si...

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  • Udon Thani

    Issan is the entire north east area of Thailand which covers an area of approximately 160,000km2 and is the poorest region in Thailand. Due to this many people leave for the big cities to look for work, however it will usually only be one or two members of a family who move from Issan often leaving children in the care of friends or family. Farming...

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  • Driving from Khon Kaen to Prasat

    The drive from Khon Kaen to Prasat is about 320 kilometers so we had an early start and the plan was to only stop when we had to, no looking at tourist attractions etc along the way. We are going to stay in the Prasat area for 3 nights as there are plenty of fantastic places to visit and things to do.We stayed on Highway No. 2 heading south for...

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  • Wat Pa Kham Hua Chang - Khon Kaen

    About 20 kilometers outside of Khon Kaen there is a lovely little temple called Wat Pa Kham Hua Chang. It is full of thousands of elephant statues, I have never seen so many before, so of course we had to go in and have a look around. A young man was there in a Ute delivering 2 big elephant statues, he said it is for good luck and also people who...

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  • Khon Kaen Area - Ubolratana Dam

    Ubolratana Dam is about 45 kilometers north of Khon Kaen; if you are heading to Udon Thani on Highway No. 2 after about 25 kilometers you will see the signs for the dam on your left. Once you have turned follow the road for another 20 kilometers and you will see the entry and car parks for the dam. The dam is massive and serves many functions which...

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  • Driving from Udon Thani to Khon Kaen

    The drive from Udon Thani to Khon Kaen is only around 135 kilometers and we have been through here before but there were a couple of things I wanted to see so we decided to stay the night. We have a Toyota Hilux 4x4 for the next 8 days of exploring. We are staying in the Khon Kaen Orchid hotel, nice rooms and all for the cost of 700baht a night...

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  • Chong Chom Border Markets & Crossing...

    The Chong Chom border markets are only a couple of kilometers from the Thai Cambodia border. These markets are all undercover and everything is so much cheaper here. Every time we go to Cambodia there is certain brand polo top I buy and they had them here for only 100baht. Needless to say my sister and I stocked up in every color. The area around...

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  • Phu Ruea National Park – Isaan mountains

    From Loei the road was climbing to the hills to a mountain pass and reached a kind of an upland valley. On this plateau around Phu Ruea (or Phu Rua) were a numerous number of nurseries established with millions of flowering plants. We just wondered who would be the customers on this rather isolated area.In the small village of Phu Rua was a turn...

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  • Khon Kaen – walking around

    Khon Kaen was, after Bangkok, the first town in Thailand we visited. Although the 4th biggest city in the country it has just about 150.000 inhabitants and is absolutely not to compare with the capital. Walking around in town we didn’t see any other tourists and I think the city doesn’t get many of them. The city has not much to offer than just the...

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  • Phu Wieng dinosaur park

    A short drive to the east, Thailand’s own “Jurassic Park” is taking shape at Phu Wieng. This mountainous park combines a natural beauty with a high historical value. Phu Wieng stores a number of important archeological sites with evidence of the region's earliest inhabitants: dinosaurs. Thailand's Isaan once was home to these giant creatures. They...

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  • Phanom Rung, (The Angkor Wat of...

    As Buri Ram is off the beaten track, most people are not aware that Phanom Rung historical site exists, Its an ancient Khmer Temple that sits atop an extinct volcano overlooking the surrounding plains, the approach to it is absolutely stunning.It very well preserved and you need to make a whole day of it.Silk from the grub to the woven cloth - see...

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  • Thai Silk, From the worm to the woven...

    THAI SILK, See where and how it is produced, this activity is mainly carried out by the female members of the family, see them taking extreme care with the worms, protecting them from parasitic wasps and feeding them daily, eventually dying and spinning the final cloth. (can take anywhere from 1 - 3 months).This is no tourist show, and you will...

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  • TIP - SURIN ELEPHANT roundup Festival ...

    If you want to see the World famous elephant Festival in Surin that is held in November every year for a week, you WILL have to pre-book a hotel room, sometimes years in advance, as people come from all parts of the world to see this amazing event..TIP - TIP - TIPStay at the HOMESTAY near Ban Kruat and a driver will chauffer you to and from Surin...

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  • Ban K(h)ok Sanga – King Cobra show

    On our way north from Khon Kaen we made a detour to the so called ‘King Cobra Villa of Ban K(h)ok Sanga. After leaving the paved road we reached after 1 km the small village and this was real countryside: tiny wooden houses, lots of dirt around, dusty, chickens on the road and so on. Almost every villager earns a living by catching and breeding...

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  • Phitsanulok - Buranathai Buddha Image...

    During our stay in Bangkok and Isaan we had seen a lot of Buddha images in shops and markets, but till yet we had resist the temptation of buying one. After all we would stay for one night in Phitsanulok and intended to visit a ‘real’ Buddha image foundry.Buranathai Buddha Image Factory lies in the southern part of the city, not far from (our) La...

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  • Dan Sai – Wat Neramit Wipattasana

    Just outside the small countryside village of Dan Sai, famous for its annual Phi Ta Khun Festival (page by VT member ‘trisanna’) we saw some temple buildings on a hill and really doubted if we should visit still another Wat. But we decided to do and drove about 1 km to reach the car park. We left the car and were completely speechless: what a...

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  • Phu Rua – Chateau de Loei Vineyard

    Rather close to the Phu Rua National Park lies the most important vineyard of Thailand: Phu Rua Wanothayan Vineyard / Chateau de Loei. To be honest: who expects a vineyard in (north eastern) Thailand.The vineyard, situated on the Phu Rua Highland produces the oldest wine of Thailand. It grows Syrah and Chenin Blanc grapes for making both white and...

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  • Nong Khai – Chiang Khan: along the...

    Part of our auto tour through the north east of Thailand was a drive along the Mekong River between Nong Khai and Chiang Khan. The first part of the trip the scenery was rather disappointing and the landscape was more or less dry and brown; a lot of trees were losing their leaves and it seemed to be fall. Around Tha Bo it was getting better, with...

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  • Nong Khai – not only gateway to Laos

    Nong Khai is situated in the north eastern province of Isan along the Mekong River. The main importance for many tourists is the fact that this town is the gateway for visiting Laos or just Vientiane (just 24 km’s away) by using the Friendship Bridge.Nong Khai main street is Prachak Road with shops (among them some really nice ones), café’s and...

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  • Nong Khai – Wat Phra That Bang Phuan

    About 20 km’s from Nong Khai – on our way to the Mekong River – we reached a very small village and saw some temple buildings in a park. We decided to visit the grounds and parked our car. Close by was a couple of local craftsmen making baskets and weaving carpets of bamboo stalks and Hetty got a ‘crash course’ bamboo weaving. Later on a ‘broom...

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  • Khon Kaen – National Museum

    Although in my opinion the most important tourist sight in Khon Kaen, the museum wasn’t signposted and even the staff at the TAT-Information Centre couldn’t tell us much about it.But we found the museum in the northern part of the city, behind the government buildings. It is a two floor building in the middle of a withered garden and surrounded by...

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  • Dok Krajiew

    To see Dok Krajiew, you have to go there during July to August. The flowers will bloom all over the hill. And the weather will be too good.

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  • famous temple in Nongkhai

    The major Buddha Image of the province,Luang Pho Phra Sai,is enshrined at Wat Pho Chai within town limit.Comporatively small,with only a spread of about one meter across the knees,it is tought to have bee cast in Lan Chang.The annualSoeng Bung Fai,or Rocket Festival,which is held on the day of the Full Moon in April,is celebrated at this temple

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  • Sculpture park Salakaewkoo

    You can't come to Nongkai and not see the very strange sculpture park known as Salakaewkoo.World famous,as one of the most extraordinary artistic creations of south east asia.Build by the mystic shaman Luang Poo Boun Leua Sourirat,who passed away in 1996.There are more than one hundred sculptures in the park. There are images taken from Theravada...

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  • Around Khorat

    A lot of historical sites you'll find around Khorat, like the upper and lower city Phanom Rung and Muang Tam, build in 10-13 century a.d. in Buriram, more to the east , the archeological site Ban Prasat with it's excavations. Close by is the city of pottery Dan Kwian with a small museum of old carriages.

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  • Stone Park

    Amazing for me that I see. Have many stone that is difference.They called" Hin Kham" In Thai or Beautiful Stone Park in English..Good to see and very nice weather

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  • Klajew blossom at Chaiyaphom

    Very nice place to visit during Jun until August of every year.Near this place you will see and look many thing that natural and very interesting .

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  • KOH YAI NATIONAL PARK

    We decided to take a tour of this famous national park. It was the best choice we made. We met this really friendly guy, named APPLE, on the train. He was just starting his tour guide company called GREEN LEAF TOURS. They are THE BEST! He and NINE, who is the animal expert, are in the business together. Accomodations are in little villas out back...

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  • KORAT

    We had the most amazing time in KORAT. As cheesy as it sounds, we went to the MALL in the morning for a MacDonalds breakfast. This was the most awesome mall we had ever seen! Great shopping, paradise birds flying loose, awesome movie theatres, a wicked waterpark that was practically empty, and the most interesting people watching you are gonna get....

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  • Samut Prakan

    Samut Prakan, also known as Pak Nam, is located 29 kilometres south of Bangkok, around the area where the Chao Phraya river flows into the Gulf of Thailand. It is a town of the Ayutthaya period. Samut Prakan is home to countless historical and cultural sites. It occupies an area of 1,004 square kilometres and is administratively divided into 5...

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  • King Cobra Village at KHON KAEN

    Ban Khok Sanga King Cobra VillageFor an exotic cobra show, visit Ban Khok Sanga King Cobra Village. Though frightening to many people, the villagers here earn their living by catching and breeding the King Cobras, the king of the snake. It may be difficult to imagine how to be safe among the poisonous snakes, but a visit to the King Cobra Village...

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