Khon Kaen, in the middle of Isan

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Khon Kaen, in the heart of Isan, was a nice surprise. It’s definitely less developed than Udon Thani and maybe because of that there are not many foreigners around and you feel like being in the real, non-touristy, Thailand!…I stayed in Roma Hotel , the oldest hotel in town if I remember correctly. My room was bit stinky but on the other hand offered a TV with 100 channels including English speaking ones…..Hurrraaaagh,  I didn’t remember when it was last time I watched TV….Anyway, I strolled around the town and went to its museum where I talked to its staff for a while and then went on to a new 7-floor pagoda from where I enjoyed a view over the city…Next day I took a bus to Chonabot which is famous for the production of Thai Silk. Because I met a retired Canadian fellow on the bus and we had similar plans for the day we spent it together. We visited a museum there which was btw located on the grounds of a local college (university) and then explored a so-called Silk Street where we watched the weaving process in action. At the end of our day trip Peter invited me to his summer house in Pattaya....but unfortunatelly I won't be heading that way this time...
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even monks like to have fun
even monks like to have fun
view from a 7-floor pagoda
view from a 7-floor pagoda
an elephant in the floors mozaic
an elephant in the floor's mozaic
Donate and youll be forgiven :-))
Donate and you'll be forgiven :-))
in Chonabots museum of Thai Silk
in Chonabot's museum of Thai Silk
this is a hard job...
this is a hard job...
Silk, after dying
Silk, after dying
Khon Kaen
photo by: ivy