North East

The Martyrs of Songkhon in Mukdahan is also called the Seven Blessed Martyrs of Songkhon after the seven Thai Roman Catholics Thai who sacrificed their lives for Christianity during the Franco-Thai during the World War during World War II. Later, on 22 October 1989, the seven devotees were beatified by Pope Jean Paul II in […]

In the time that we are beginning to be really concerned about global warming, this temple sends out a strong and clear message. We are trashing way too much and we are using way too much. Instead of employing, like all other temples before, the usual glittering materials in its construction, this temple is built […]

Local wisdom and collective efforts had created a quaint landmark unique to this sub-district of Maha Sarakham. Nong Kae Dam is the name of the local lake that was once a small creek. Later, rain after one rain storm after another, this creek expanded into a large lake and the locals, seeking for a good […]

Art, culture, and festivals unique to Roi Et create a seamless scene for those into the richness of local life. Roi Et – a small town in the Isan region of Thailand – features many colorful scenes for those looking into the beauty of a simple and natural lifestyle. Every October when the rivers are […]

It used to be that to prove your true love, you would need to conquest the top of ‘Phu Kradueng’ in Loei. This gorgeous peak requires an over 9- kilometer upward and strenuous trek and if you and your loved one can make it, chances are your love will make it too. Proving your true […]

Nong Bua Lam Phu has natural geography good for religious practices. The vast area of high plateau bordered by mountain ranges has created a multitude of caves for monks to maintain meditating isolation. This is why this area is a strong religious ground of the Thai Northeast. Wat Tham Pha Cho is nestled inside a […]

Phra Lao Thep Nimit – the principle Buddha image at this small town of Amnat Charoen – showcases a religious masterpiece. This is a Buddha statue so beautiful that is dubbed ‘Phra Phuttha Chinnarat’ of Thailand’s Northeast. Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit reflects the area’s historical reception of the Lanna influences. This ancient temple features […]

This wooden, century-old Thai-style Catholic church is a good testament of multireligious cohabitation in Thailand. From the outside, this church looks just like a traditional Thai teak-wood house. In fact, it is said to employ over 300 trees and 80,000 pieces of wood to support its roof. Inside of the church, however, Catholic elements; such […]

There is a belief that if you pay homage to each and every one of the seven Phrathat temples of Nakhon Phanom, you will forever be an honourable acolyte. Phrathat Phanom for those born on Sunday. The sacred white-and-gold Phrathat at Wat Phrathat Phanom Worawihan is Nakhon Phanom’s religious staple. People come here for a […]

Surin has already been known as the silk superstar of Thailand. But at the small village of Ban Tha Sawang, their intricate and very exquisite Chansoma golden brocade silk has earned the province another level of reputation. Chansoma is considered very complex silk woven with utmost precision. Using only the finest and most delicate silk […]

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