Posts Tagged ‘khong chiam’

Wat Tham Khuhasawan, Luang Poo Khamkhaning,Ubon Ratchatani,Thailand

The compound of  Wat Tham Khuhasawan stand on the bluff overlooking Khong Chiam town in Ubon Ratchatani. Many spendid buildings, hedis and shrines to include a huge white Ubosot stand on the property.
The real gem at the temple is Luang Poo Khamkhaning who lies in state in glass coffin intact since his death in 1985at the age of 91.
He spent time when a child as a novice before becoming a recluse for 15 years. He was so respected that the King of Laos patronized his ordination into Buddhist monkhood.
He traveled the caves and quiet places of the region, supported by laypeople in the area. As a Buddhist monk he lived on the alms given him daily by the local villagers in remote areas of the region.
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Along the Mekhong in Ubon Ratchatani and a Samsung Crash

Day 2 of my Mekong trip started with a quick sunrise video at Haad Salueng and then off to Sam Phan Boke, 3,000 holes a short way down river. I am not sure what the government is up to but it is major. Buildings going in and land being cleared all over the place. The buildings are not riverside, which makes things all the more confusing, unless they are planning on deforesting all the land  (a few 100 meters down to the river). What the place needs is some regulation as far as future building and some planning, which of course this being Isaan in Thailand, is never going to happen.
As you will see in the video at the end of the post it seems they are even cutting a road into the bank of the river.
Once again beats me and there is no signage as well.
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Along the Mekhong Day 2 09.01.12

After spending the Night in Phibun Manghansahan, where I found a place with wifi and places to eat and drink in walking distance I headed to Kaeng Jukan and experienced a GPS gone mad as it had me plotted near Khe Sanh in Viet  Nam. After sorting things out I noted the lack of commercial interest here.

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Along the Mekhong Day 2 09.01.12

Wat Tham Khuhasawan, Luang Poo Khamkhaning

The compound of  Wat Tham Khuhasawan stand on the bluff overlooking Khong Chiam town in Ubon Ratchatani. Many spendid buildings, hedis and shrines to include a huge white Ubosot stand on the property. The real gem at the temple is Luang Poo Khamkhaning who lies in state in glass coffin intact since his death in 1985at the age of 91.He spent time when a child as a novice before becoming a recluse

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Wat Tham Khuhasawan, Luang Poo Khamkhaning

Along the Mehong Day 1 08.01.12

I got to Mukdahan the afternoon of the 7th and scoured the town for wifi locations to transmit Live at 5 from Isaan Live. For a Provincial capital it was a sad situation. First of all 3BBhotspot is a commercial, pay for service and it might be fair to think they might have wifi service where people gather, like the night food market and riverside

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Along the Mehong Day 1 08.01.12

Huai Phai Community along the Mekhong, Ubon

Once again Tourism Authority of Thailand does a dis-service to another Isaan Community.In their new tourisn guide “The Mekong, Jouneys along the River of Life” they give a brief mention of this area without even mentioning the name of the community, completely ignoring some locations and worst?of all not providing information about the road ( that does not exist on maps) that you will be

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Huai Phai Community along the Mekhong, Ubon

Baan Woen Buek On the Mekhong

In Amphor Khong Chiam, Ubon Ratchathani lies the last town on the river in Thailand. While the location market by TAT is correct, the vital information to get to the river is missing

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Baan Woen Buek On the Mekhong

Mekhong River 100 kilometers of adventure (slideshow 1)

Here we follow 100 kilometers of beaches and rapids that become visible as the Mekhong drops to it’s lowest levels. One could easily spend a week exploring the Mekhong and tributaries in this area

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Mekhong River 100 kilometers of adventure (slideshow 1)

Mekhong River Ubon Ratchathani

I had been planning on revisiting the area for some time and as I had recently received a copy of TAT’s new book on the area “The Mekong Journeys along the River of Life” I headed off to Ubon. After a couple of stops I arrived a Khong Chiam and stopped in to say hello to the Nai Amphor, who is the younger brother of a long time friend of mine, and I had a very important question for him, as well

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Mekhong River Ubon Ratchathani