There are bus services all provinces in the northeast region at frequent hours per day from Mo Chit Bus Terminal ... see more
The region can be reached by several routes from Bangkok. The first province that you will reach before ... see more
Northeast region has 8 domestic airports in 8 provinces to cater the needs of travel of its residents and tourists ... see more
There are train services from Hua Lamphong to most provinces in the region. For those who prefer ... see more
Guide to North-East (Isan)
Northeast Thailand [ภาคอีสาน] is often referred to Isan. It is made up of 20 provinces. It has population of 21,328,111. It has a very unique characteristic of geography, food, culture as well as traditions which have been well inherited until present. It also has the sites of ancient civilisation such as at Ban Chiang village. The economy of the region relies on the agricultural products such as rice. Isan may come across as a dry land with scorching heat but that could be something trivial as it also has abundant of stunning natural attractions and colourful way of life. People are convivial and offer warm hospitality to guests who visit their land. It has great facilities to welcome tourists including a wide range of accommodation from small guesthouses to 5-star hotels as well as tourist activities.
Phu Kradueng is a popular camping spot for Thai people and the temperature of the plateau at the top is chilly, which is pleasant during the hot season. Also, you will see the beautiful wild flowers that bloom in different seasons ...
Location : Phu Kradueng District, Loei
Contact : Phu Kradueng National Park
Tel. : 0 4287 1333, 0 4287 1458
Families with young children, and young adults who are adventure seekers will surely find a day of fun and thrills at the Greenery Resort’s Life Park. For a bit of pampering and luxurious indulgence ...
Location : Nakhon Ratchasima
Contact : The Greenery Resort Khao Yai
Tel. : 0 4429 7224
The rafting route will start at Ban Kaeng Kliang and end at Ban Huai Tio. The route is divided into 3 parts with the total length of 10 km. More than 60 rocks both small and big stand along the way giving difficulty ranging from Levels 1-5 ...
Location : San River, Phu Ruea District, Loei
Contact : Phu Ruea Boat Team
Tel. : 08 3670 6653
Banmai Chay Nam
Authentic Thai taste and the old ways of Thais' lifestyle can be experienced at Banmai Chay Nam Resort and Restaurant
Opening Hours : 10:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima
Tel. : 0 4431 4236, 08 1660 2826
The Great Hornbill Grill (PB Valley)
The Great Hornbill Grill provides guests with Western and Thai Specialties in great surroundings and beautiful views of the vineyards and/or over the valley and the mountains of the Khao Yai National Park
Opening Hours : 09:00 am. - 08:00 pm.
Location : Nakhon Ratchasima
Tel. : 0 3622 6415, 0 3622 6416
Dining in bamboo raft
Huai Krathing reservoir offering breathtaking views which are accented by a bamboo forest and evergreen mountains, the reservoir offers dining opportunities in bamboo rafts and other recreational activities
Opening Hours : 09:00 am. - 07:00 pm.
Location : Mueang District, Loei
Tel. : 0 4281 5342
Chiang Khan Walking Street
Chiangkhan Walking Street, lying across the shore of Mekhong and surrounded by many reserved ancient houses of Chiangkhan people, is one of famous tourist attractions. Coffee shops, souvenirs shops, restaurants, an ancient wooden house ...
Opening Hours : 06:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Chiang Khan District, Loie
Tel. : 0 4281 2812
Ta Sadet Market
At Ta Sadet Market, there are many local products, which make wonderful souvenirs. While walking through the market, there are many shops selling electronics, watches, jewelry, silver ornaments, ceramics, hand-woven cotton, and herbs ...
Opening Hours : 07:00 am. - 06:30 pm.
Location : Mueang District, Nong Khai
Tel. : 0 4242 1326
A big shopping center of the Mukdahan province, market is located along the Mekong river, with product variety, prices are from neighboring countries. The tourists can buy souvenirs from here. Include electrical appliances, cosmetics and food ...
Opening Hours : 06:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Mueang District, Mukdahan
Tel. : 0 4251 349-1
Festivals & Events
Dok Krachiao Blooming FestivalWhen : 1 Jun - 31 Aug 2017
Where: Pa Hin Ngam National Park
Witness the beauty of the pinkish-purple Siam Tulip, or "Dok Krachiao" when they come into full bloom each year. Diverse features comprise the spectacular Dok Krachiao parade, music performances, and charity walking rally at Chaiyaphum province.
The Royal Cup of Princess Long Boat Racing Thai LaoWhen : 1 - 30 Sep 2017
Where: Mekong River, Buengkan
This festival is a way to preserve the local tradition since 1967 by inviting local boat, nearby provinces boat and Lao boat to be part of the race. In addition to a boat race, there are trade fair and OTOP from across the country.
Illuminated Boat ProcessionWhen : 28 Sep - 6 Oct 2017
Where: Nakhon Phanom
This dazzling event marks the end of the Buddhist Lent or 'Ok pansa' and is accompanied by a colourful street procession and cultural performances which add to the highlights of the event which is held annually.
San Don Ta FestivalWhen : Sep 2017
The event will be held at Phraya Krai Phakdi Sinakorn Lamduan Park in Khu Khan District, Si Sa Ket. The traditions linked to the worship of ancestors are strongest along the Thai and Cambodian border.
Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle FestivalWhen : 1 - 5 Oct 2017
Where: Sakon Nakhon
Held during the 12th-15th day of waxing moon in October to mark the end of Buddhist's Lent, the festival is an exciting showcase. Isan people believe that the wax will welcome Lord Buddha who comes back from the heaven to help all creatures on earth.
Thailand-Laos Jointly Host Annual Boat RaceWhen : 2 - 5 Oct 2017
Where: Mekong River, Mukdahan
This boat race is held annually during end of Thai Buddhist Lent Period, at Makong River, Mukdahan province. The visitors will enjoy watching, tasting, and shopping of local performances, food, and products in Indochina Fair around Mekong River.
The end of Buddhist lent and Nagha Fireball FestivalWhen : 5 Oct 2017
Where: Nong Khai
Be thrilled by the world's phenomenon of shooting fireballs from Mekong River at night. There are also "Opening the Legend of the Naga Rockets" light and sound presentation, food and local product stalls, traditional long boat races, competition of the float to worship the Naga.
Tak Bat Thewo Rohana FairWhen : 5 Oct 2017
Where: Wat Phutthawat, Kalasin
Tak Bat Thewo Rohana Fair, a festivity where offerings are made to monks. The festivity is held annually on the 1st day of the waning moon of the 11th month of the lunar calendar or the end of the Buddhist lent.