Posts Tagged ‘beung kaen nakhon’

Nezha, Beung Kaen Nakhon, Khon Kaen, Isaan, Thailand

nezhaBack on 09.10.11 the Chinese community dedicated the new Nezha statue at the Beung.  Here is an exerpt from wikipedia or, which seems to match other things I have read. I have received a number of questions about the statue and story

. As a matter of fact someone told me that they went into the Tourism Authority of Thailand office, that is now located nearby on Beung Kaen Nakhon and they didn’t have a clue, not even knowing the name. Anyhow following is a little help from Wikipedia which seems to be generally correct.  Click to read the whole article

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Yaam on the Lake, Beung Kaen Nakhon, Khon Kaen, Thailand

bknBeung Kaen Nakhon sits in a popular part of town, in a popular town park. Walking, jogging excersizing and of course eating.
Yaam is a spicy salad. Remember Tom Yaam Is spicy salad soup ( boiled) and a green salad is usualy caled either saalat or phaak saalat.
These folks are always great to have a chat wit, and very nice to buy food from. Not to hot just right
The area is home to many of the towns restaurants as well as many popular night spots.Food stalls open at the Northwest area of the park about 1700h nearlt 365 days a year.

But rest assured you won’t lack for food wherever you are in the area.

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Another Isaan Update, Out and About in Northeast Thailand

It is a long weekend in Thailand, Asalha Puja and Khao Pansaa. It all ends uo a bit like Easter for Christians when everyone makes their annual pilgrimage to the church of the choice to pretend they are fervent Buddhists, Catholics or any old style Christian.. Ubon will hold the big parade and festival, Sakon Nakhon will have the wax candle parade and the charade will admired by most everyone. Over the years I have attended many of them and posted many of the events. As you read this we should be on our way to Khon Kaen for a weekend of rest, good food, good beer and visits with old friends. Also a chance to pick up computer and Android equipment parts and pieces that are not available in Sakon Nakhon. With few exceptions Kermit the Kar will remail parked and I will generally be ensconced at Menu Neua and a couple other establishments around the Beung.

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Finding Festivals in Northeast Thailand

The other day on twitter a discussion came up about festivals, in this case the Rocket Festival in Yasothon. Now in nearly 18 years in the area I have attended nearly every major and many lesser festivals at least once and in many cases more than once and one thing I have learned is that if a person is happy at a Tourism Authority of Thailand sponsored festival there are at least a dozen more enjoyable and more authentic festivals going on in the immediate area.
The challenge is to find interesting,enjoyable events to attend. If you know, for instance that it is rocket festival season look at the government websites for those provinces that hold rocket festivals. As a matter of fact flipping through provincial websites periodically can deliver useful information
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Khon Kaen Visit December 2011

20121216_060546Arriving on the outskirts of Khon Kaen I confirmed my opinion that traffic is growing by leaps and bounds in the past 5 months and was reinforced over the next few days. We stayed along Beung Kaen Nakhon at the B and b Hotel. At 550 Baht per night and wifi that works it is good value at a good location. By good location I mean morning walks around the Beung and quiet. Don’t forget toclick on the title to view the entire post.
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What’s New at Beung Kaen Nakhon, Khon Kaen Thailand 061012

We arrived In Khon Kaen Thursday morning and are staying at the BB Hotel across the street from the Beung and it looks like businesses are dying out with speed. Two big ones on the west side of the Beung are gone as well as another on the east side corner across from the Beung. One, old timer, on the west side is not only closed it is torn down and the land for sale.

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A Very wet Isaan Moment, Khon Kaen Thailand, 04.10.12

A hot sunny day turned into and downpour the into a mighty fine sunset here in Khon Kaen. Is this an advance warning of the wet weekend that has been predicted or just an end of the rainy season downpour.

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20.08.12 Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park, Sakon Nakhon, Northeast Thailand

The gym at the Sakon Nakhon Hospital was locked tight both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, so I found myself at Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park to get in a bit of exercise. Although I often  visit the park on weekdays, I see little of it on weekends, so was quite surprised at the number of folks who take advantage of the space for relaxation

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20.08.12 Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park, Sakon Nakhon, Northeast Thailand

09.08.12 Update and a bit of news from Sakon Nakhon Northeast Thailand

Well, here it is more than 1 month based in Sakon Nakhon and in a domestic relationship, following,bacically, 5 years on my owna dn based in Khon Kaen. Sakon Nakhon is much smaller than Khon Kaen, but like all Thai cities has just about everything needed for daily life The differences ocuur in the area of technology, computer hardware and accesories. In Khon Kaen because of my location I was walking distance to about 8 or more restaaurants or places for an evening beer, while in Sakon Nakhon there are a number of choices, I do miss Beung Kaen Nakhon on occasion.
As far as my search for and “investigation” of those things Kammathana Dhutanga Buddhist the past month is way beyond anything I could have imagined. Visiting the places where Ajahns Sao and Mun spent not only some time, but entire “rains Retreats” and reveisited over the years. Meeting people who’s family have been supporters of the monks for nearly 100 years is providing insights I never imagined. Seeing the impact Ajahns Sao and Mun and their students have had on Buddhism and the communiies here.
More westerners overseas are probably aware and support Kammathana Dhutanga (Forest) Buddhism than in Thailand. Ajahn Sumedho and other western students of the forest Bhikkhus have not only been accepted internationally, but the number of Monasteries of this lineage are opening and supported around the world.
Here in Thailand it5 has been reported from many sources that the majority of monks do not keep the vinaya are overweight and are supported by a small part of the population, while the Dhutanga Bhikkhus sit on the floor to eat their meal of the day out of an almsbowl and spend their days in some form of meditation.
Anyhow day 12 it’s off to Khon Kaen to visit some folks back there, then to Kalsin for a day or to isiting as well and then back to Sakon Nakhon as Daeng has to be back to work on the 16th.
I will be posting more about Forestt Buddhism the monks. supporter and places. Am now waitng to get more information about river and reservoir levels in preperation of reporting on flooding if and when it happens
The webcam,twitcasting and the usual posts will continue as always.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions send them on I always try to respond as soon as possible.
Otherwisw y’all Take Care

Tom