Posts Tagged ‘roi-et’

Tourism Authority of Thailand or Isaan Live, Up to You, Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand

arch-ubonGetting ready to head downriver to Ubon Ratchatani to pick up some Thai language Dhamma books from Wat Pa Nanachat and was checking my Ubon map and looking for other attractions, when I happened into the fiction and National Embarrassment that is the Tourism Authority of Thailand. You can go to their website titled Kanlueng Museum or Archeological Site at Wat Ban Kan Lueang, Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand to learn about the site. My photos are geotagged I spelled the wat name so that it can be found in Google Maps, or on my Ubon Map.

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Golf Courses,Isaan Maps, Thailand,

Isaan Maps, Thailand, Sakon NakhongolfFinding what and where you are looking for in Northeast Thailand can be no easy feat. When researching places of interest whether Buddhist Manasteries, towns, Khmer sites or whatever I search through…Continue reading


Golf in Roi Et Northeast Thailand 05.05.12

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Khmer Isaan, Northeast Thailand

Going Places that Don’t Exist in Khon Kaen, Isaan, 05.06.11

Started off early yesterday morning from Khon Kaen enrout to Mahasarakham to look for some unlisted Khmer ruins. South from Khon Kaen on Route 2, Friendship Highway to Baam Phai and Route 23…Continue reading


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Ku Ka Sing (กู่กาสิง), Khmer site, Roi-Et, Thailand

when coming from Suwannaphum, make sure to follow the signs, as there are no bridges over the river north of the site. The other thing is you can go to Ku Kona without returning from to the highway. Use my google map. “ It is another huge temple with Khmer-style architecture, comprising three prangs on the same laterite base, and rectangular library buildings in front. All of them are surrounded by a wall, with entrance pavilions known as Gopura at the four directions. Outside is a U-shaped moat surrounding the wall.” This write up appears everywhere and at best is misleading. As you can see in the video, at best it is bigger than some and smaller than many. Also there is no moat. This type error appears quite often in Tourism Authority of Thailand write ups. See the real thing live here.

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A Whole Lot of Intercity Transporttation in Northeast Thailand and a Mountain Drive

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


Travel Sakon Nakhon to Bangkok, Thailand and Return a Review

I had to go to Bangkok the other day and in the interest of gathering more information about public transportation in the region I travelled on the 99 or 999 VIP coach both ways. They have both VIP…Continue reading


Driving in the Phu Phan Mountains from Sakon Nakhon to Kalasin,Thailand

The roads in Northeast Thailand are dangerous night and day, but driving through the Phu Phan Mountains in Isaan presents even more dangers, you might say one around every corner. Blind left hand…Continue reading


Sakon Nakhon to Kalasin to Roi-Et to Surin on the Buses in Northeast Thailand

Sunday morning is a safe time to travel,usually as school is generally closed, people are not going to work and the rest of the world is hung over. I hopped the 0700 Sakon Nakhon to Mahasarakham…Continue reading


Sakon Nakhon to Kalasin to Roi-Et to Surin on the Buses in Northeast Thailand


Sakon NakhonhillSunday morning is a safe time to travel,usually as school is generally closed, people are not going to work and the rest of the world is hung over.
I hopped the 0700 Sakon Nakhon to Mahasarakham express and arrived in Kalasin just as I was waking up.
Instead of going on to the station in Kalasin those going on t Roi-et debus at a spot in town where the Roi-et second-class air bus stops. we departed just befor 1000h on the 50 kilometer journey. These buses stop constantly to on and off load passengers and all in all it took and hour and a half to reach the roi-et terminal. It was a generally painless trip, especially relative to driving. And we arrived at the Roi=et station just before 1100 hours.
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Ku Ka Sing (กู่กาสิง), Khmer site, Roi-Et, Thailand, 21.05.12

when coming from Suwannaphum, make sure to follow the signs, as there are no bridges over the river north of the site. The other thing is you can go to Ku Kona without returning from to the highway. Use my google map.

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Ku Ka Sing (กู่กาสิง), Khmer site, Roi-Et, Thailand, 21.05.12

Wetsandon Chadok Park Roi-Et, Northeast Thailand

Wetsandon Chadok Park Roi-Et, The Vessantara Jataka tells the story of one of one of the Buddha’s Past lifes and is popular in Isaan. Unfortunately this park has not drawn the interst one would hope as the statues are falling apart and unfortunately the park not maintained. One way or the other the scenes are interesting and it is a shame it is not maintained.

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Wetsandon Chadok Park Roi-Et, Northeast Thailand