Posts Tagged ‘isaan culture’

Isaan Art and Culture at Sakon Nakhon, Rajabhat University, Thailand

lac-snruIn Thai called Muun Mang Isaan it was scheduled to run from Friday through the weekend, but when we arrived on Saturday to see half the exhibits gone I was quite pleased to have visited on Friday afternoon when the exhibits were open and there was music and stage shows happening
A group playing Isaan music with traditional instruments and dancers was the first exhibit to meet me the Twitcast Here and you can see my stroll around the area here  A number of exhibits demonstrating weaving, pottery and even writing script on palm leaf  were drawing interested students and visitors There was plenty of Isaan clothing, instruments and other craft. Once again it is a shame that these events do not get properly advertised and that they seem to lack the support of the University that presents them…

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Ban Tha Rue,Amphor Na Wa, Nakhon Phanom,Thailand The Isaan Musical Instrument Village

Ban Tha Rue is located in Tha Rue Villaage, Amphur Na Wa. Nakhon Phanom Province.The most famous products of this community are Isaan Musical Instruments. It is considered as the longest-experience community who makes Isaan Musical Instruments that the knowledge has been passed on continuously from generation to generation for more than 100 years. The precceding is quoted from the SANUK guide book for the Provinces of Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan that I have mentioned in previous posts The Center is supposed to be open 7 days a week. I suspect if there is a big event on it might be closed. The Manager who goes by Jim gave the following phone number as a contact 088-509-5423, and he has very good English If you are interested in prices I suggest you call as there were a variety of sizes of these high quality instruments..
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Culture,History,Buddhism and Rice in Sakon Nakhon,Northeast Thailand วัดด่านม่วงคำ

A hundred years ago in Northeast Thailand there were no roads to speak of , and that was fine as there were no cars to speak of. And since there was little in the way of money, there was little in the way of debt as well. The culture of Isaan is a mixed bag brought from China and Laos as well as from Cambodia. It is the simplicity of life that makes it such a fitting stage for Buddhism and culture. When the rains begin to fall all things turn to rice and getting it in the paddies. People will be working from dawn to dark to get this staple of the region in the ground and hope and pray that the weather holds true and that in 9 to 12 weeks the crop can be harvested. Then there are places like Ban Don Muang Kham and the village wat. The Ubosot is listed by the  Culural and Arts Department at Khon Kaen Universityand as so many places of cultural value ignored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
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More Phu Tai Culture and Tradition from Mukdahan Thailand

The Phu Tai people add many fine traditions and crafts to the already rich and varied cultures in Isaan, Northeast, Thailand Anyone interested in Phu Thai history should read the linked paper presented by Asger Mollerup. He is also one of the best available sources for those things Khmer in the region

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More Phu Tai Culture and Tradition from Mukdahan Thailand

Phu Tai Life Demonstation and 6 minutes of Music and Dancing 29.09.12

Saturday at the Mukdahan Birthday celebration would have been an absolute bust if not for the Phu Tai exhibit.

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Phu Tai Life Demonstation and 6 minutes of Music and Dancing 29.09.12

A stroll through the Kalasin Provincial Museum, Northeast Thailand

I have posted about the site a number of times, but this was the first time I have done a live broadcast from the museum. Video seems to give it another dimension and flow that photogrnyone in the area should stop in.

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A stroll through the Kalasin Provincial Museum, Northeast Thailand

OTOP Ban Phaeng, Mahasarakham

OTOP products are locals crafts that are produced throughout the country. The One Tambon One Province is practiced in many villages in Isaan producing everything from floor mats, to beautiful silk, to wine.

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OTOP Ban Phaeng, Mahasarakham

Wat Pradit Thammakhun, วัดประดิษฐ์ธรรมคุณ, Nong Khai, Thailand

This is another temple surveyed by the “Culture and Art Center” at  Khon Kaen University. They make no mention of age as far as I can see. There are a large number of temples in central Nong Khai town,  about 20 or so along Meechaai road and the river in central Nong Khai town alone.

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Wat Pradit Thammakhun, วัดประดิษฐ์ธรรมคุณ, Nong Khai, Thailand

History, Art, Culture and Buddhism in Northeast Thailand I

You might have a bit of trouble reading the print in the photo, but it is a paper by Dr. Boonsom Yodmalee of Mahasarakham University, the title being “Isan: Past and Present”.He talks about a number of interesting subjects, which I will not call facts for the simple reason that I do not know if his information is factual.I  have read papers by researchers, scholars, historians, and more than a

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History, Art, Culture and Buddhism in Northeast Thailand I