Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Thailand

An introduction to  Thailand

 Thailand's Tourist Centre's

Central and East  |  North  Northeast  |  Southern Regions    all distances (kms) are from Bangkok
Known as Isan in Thai, the Northeast consists mostly of a plateau. Some may think that this area is dry and lifeless. But in fact, it has large numbers of tourist spots, some of which are being developed. Nakhon Ratchasima (259 km), or Korat for short, is the gateway to the Northeast, where are located the Thao Suranari Monument, Khmer-style stone shrine Prasat Hin Phimai and a 250-year-old banyan tree. Khon Kaen (449 km), one of the north-eastern commercial centres famous for the local product - matmi silk. At Phuwiang National Park, dinosaurs' fossils which were uncovered at the site, are on show and their footprints can also be witnessed. Kalasin (519 km) is where dinosaurs' fossils were excavated and are now exhibited at Dinosaur Research Center in Sahatkhan district.

Exotic Rock at Phu Phra Bat  Folk Dance of the Northeast
Exotic Rock at Phu Phra Bat             Folk Dance of the Northeast

Ubon Ratchathani (629 km), where the annual Candle Festival is grandly celebrated. Sakon Nakhon (647 km) offers tourists the picturesque scenery of the vast Nong Han Lake. Surin (457 km), the land of elephants, is world famous for its Elephant Round-up taking place at the third weekend of November. Buri Ram (410 km), is where the largest-Khmer style stone temple, Prasat  Phanom Rung, is located. Loei (520 km), a challenging place for visitors who want to find out the lowest temperature of Thailand in the cool season. Udon Thani (564 km) has thrived as a transport hub and agricultural market of the Northeast with its World Heritage site - Ban Chiang Village of ancient civilization. It also boasts Phu Phra Bat Historical Park with bizarre rock formations.
Prasat Hin Phimaidug up earthern ware
Prasat Hin Phimai

Pha Taem
Pha Taem

Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Thailand