Eastern Thailand / Isaan

Rice Fields in East Thailand
Eastern Thailand, also called Isaan is mostly ignored by travelers and the tourist infrastructure is not as well like in the South. Here the original Thai way of life is lived. Large rice fields and a more quiet life than in the southern region or Bangkok. But there are some interesting things to discover, especially for those travelers who are nature oriented. A large number of national parks like the Khao Yai National Park and wildlife reserves can be visited. The Mekong River represents the boarder to the neighbour country Laos and can be crossed by boat for a Sightseeing Tour.

The People in the Northeast of Thailand are very friendly and they like to celebrating a lot of traditional festivals like the water festival in april, called Songkhran or the festival of the lights, called Loi Krathong which is celebrated in November. In Nakhon Ratchasima a lot of historical Khmer ruins from earlier times can be visited. The food in northeast Thailand is very special and mostly very spicy. The famous Thai food menu Som Tum, a spicy papaya salad with fermented shrimps or crabs is coming from here. For those who like to try a lot of new food, incomparable to the european or american food is the Isaan a journey worth for sure. The costs of living and travel around are low and the Hotels in the east are mostly cheap.