Posts Tagged ‘mahasarakham’

OTOP, Mahasarakham, Khon Kaen, Thailand

riverOTOP Fair Beung Kaen Nakhon 10.09.11 Khon Kaen, Isaan

I passed the carpark during my between cloudburst morning constitutional and saw the sign and figured out enough to return about 1000h. There are stalls from Mahasarakham, Roi-Et, Nong Bua Lam Phu,…Continue reading

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Isaan, Northeast Thailand, Buddhism, Traditions and Culture

Buddhism, Making Merit, a Northeast Thailand Monthly Tradition, Month 1,Duan Ai, Bun Khao Kam

Heet sip song  means traditions of making  merit popularly observed in the twelve months of the year.  These traditions are beneficial  for tightening friendship,  unity, and society…Continue reading

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Isaan Art and Culture, Thailand

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

In 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…Continue reading


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Tourism, Isaan, Northeast Thailand

khmer3 more Khmer ruins in Mahasarakham, Isaan

When I posted Ku Baan Daeng I thought I had found the last of the Khmer Ruins in Mahasarakham, but as usual failed to realize the skill of the Tourism Authority of Thailand to miss so many of the…Continue reading


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Around Northeast Thailand by Good Bus or Bad Bus

The 238, Connecting Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin and Mahasarakham, Thailand

Sakon NakhonhillI received the following comment to my post Getting Around Sakon Nakhon Town,Thailand, Local Transportation Baht buses, what are they? Do you have any pictures of them? Are they different from song…Continue reading


Getting Around from and to Bangkok from Northeast Thailand and more

Read today via on of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies, namely the Bangkok Post that  Transport Co to tighten safety for vans. Now how they plan to do that is beyond me as they cannot even…Continue reading


Ubon Ratchatani to Sakon Nakhon, the Trip From Hell

I was posting about my trip on public transportation from Sakon Nakhon to Surin and on to Ubon Ratchatani to include the outstanding bus station there. And now the time has come to relate the last…Continue reading


The Circus comes to Sakon Nakhon, or the Almighty Baht and Thai Buddhism

There was time when I would have found some of the things I see and hear in Thailand would have amazed me, now I know it is  just business as usual for Thai Buddhism. The other afternoon in Mukdahan…Continue reading


Buddhism,Isaan Culture and Traditions, Northeast Thailand

Wat Si Chom Chuean,Ban Phon Yang Kham. Amhor Khok Si Suphan,Sakon Nakhon, Buddhist Art and Culture

I have been using the Khon Kaen University Culture Department’s  Local Arts and Architecture of Esarn Buddha Arts to find and inform people about these locations in northeast Thailand Most of these…Continue reading


Wat Pho Kham, That Phanom,Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, Buddhism

The Temple is located in Nam Kham village south of Thai Phanom and the Kham River. This is yet another of the isaan Mural temples from the Paper by Pairote Samosorn “E-sarn Mural Paintings” 1989. The…Continue reading


Nong Bua Lam Phu Road Trip 5 May 2011

After a quick sunrise photo at Ubol Ratana and a short photo op at a reservoir overlook I stopped in Phu Khao- Phu Phan Kham, this is a lovely location, eith “No Alcohol Allowed” sins everywhere….Continue reading


Isaan Update 29.06.11

Looks like Father Mike Shea will be our guest for the full Episode 3 of the Isaan Live Podcast. You might want to read about Sarnelli House before the weekend. Mike has been here a lot of years and…Continue reading


Crocodile Wat, Mahasarakham, isaan

I have heard of Crocodile Rock but never crocodile Wat until today. While checking the Chii River flooding near Mahasarakham University I stumbled upon Wat Charoenphom and I guess you might say it…Continue reading


A Visit to Mahasarakham, Thailand and Isan’s biggest 3D art event

maha-foodThe NNT, The National News Bureau of Thailand announced Maha Sarakham holds Isan’s biggest 3D art event and I was anxious to visit the happening so decided to stop the night in the town on the way back to Sakon Nakhon Everything new in town seems to be happening North of the Chii River at Mahasarakham University’s new campus while the town center sort of simply stagnates Over the past few years I spent most of my time near the new campus, but since what I wanted to see was near the bus staion stayed at the Green Park Hotel near the bus station The place is perfectly adequate, with a rather odd wifi log-in that works fine one you suss it. I started searching for the 3D art event and could find no sign of it and everybody asked had not a clue, so I decided to check at the Knowledge Center and the Amphor  Office…

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Dun Lamphan No-hunting area, Amphor Na Chueak, Mahasarakham, Isaan, Thailand

Dun Lamphan No-hunting area is also home to the mealy crab and a very interesting nature walk. Part of it is a peat bog forest and part of the area deciduous dipterocarp forest. I know case I read it, so I hope the sign was right. Not like the sign with the North pointing arrow realy pointing west. An yes I need a compass when I go to many of the places I do in Isaan. This with the Sites in Na Dun make for a nice day trip.According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand it is  Situated in Amphoe Na Chueak, 60 kilometres from Maha Sarakham City, the area features two forest types namely deciduous dipterocarp forest and peat swamp forest which is nourished by stream all the time in particular spots. The area is rich in endemic and rare species for both flora and fauna. The most famous endemic species found here is Mealy Crab Thaipotamon chulabhon Naiyanetr, …

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Mahasarakham,Thailand,Knowledge Park,a Learning Center,อุทยานการเรียนรู้มหาสารคาม

As bad as the education system is in Thailand there are local initiatives that fill in some of the gaps, the Knowledge Center in Mahasarakham is one. You can see their facebook page, or the Knowledge Park website but there is little else online and nothing in English. I first visited just after it opened back in 2011 and was impressed with what was actually working and about plans for the future. I am well aware that many grand plans in Thailand begin to fall apart soon after the money changes hands and the VIPs have cut the ribbon so I was glad to have the opportunity to visit an exception to the rule. More good stuff is going on from the planetarium online to a music school and still more adult education classes and child care. But sadly, as the good work goes on the building is falling apart around the folks It appears that money went into pockets and ..

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