Surrounded by mountains on the Khorat Plateau in Northeast Thailand, discover a completely different side to Thailand in Isan. Still mostly untouched, Isan’s lush paddy fields, unspoilt terrains, roaming water buffaloes, ancient traditional silk production, and historical sites all add to its unique, unhurried charm. Khon Kaen offers the perfect entry point to discovering Isan’s treasures. Glimpse at immense forests in Phu Ka-Phu Phan Kham National Park, the strangely shaped rock formations at Pha Nok Khao, the archaeological sites at Phu Wiang, or the dinosaur relics at the Phu Vieng Dinosaur Museum and national park.
Head south to explore beautiful Khmer temples and pagodas in Surin, the famous archaeological site Ban Chiang in Udon Thani, and Khao Yai National Park. Immerse in tranquillity amidst mountains and the Mekong River in Loei Province’s Dan Sai District. Showcasing Thai life as it was 20 or 30 years ago, Northern Isan has wonderful national parks including Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, Phu Reua National Park, Nong Khai and Huai Krating Reservoir. Distinctively different, Isan’s spicy cuisine is as indigenous as its people. For an enticing adventure.