Isan – the rice bowl of Thailand
Summer in Thailand, where traditionally, many escape from our cold winter, are all called «no season», and for me it is a great joy: fewer tourists, more discounts, everything blooms and smells… One of my friend went to Bangkok in may and had a terrible fight — stuffy, hard to breathe and all, But how stuffy Venice — this is not the whole Italy, and Bangkok is not the whole Thailand, and to the North in the green se area — very good.
Isan, which is located on the Korat plateau and occupies the whole northeast of the country is its «rice bowl», equal in area to two areas of Austria (160 km2). Here grow glutinous rice. and out went the exotic culinary tradition of cooking food from insect — not otherwise because of poverty: this is the most poor region of Thailand. In Isan no pretentious «shopping malls» and night clubs, but an abundance of tranquility and relaxation. And tired to relax is always possible without problems to get to the same Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket.
In the province of Nong Khai sculpture Park is Salabiaku. There are a lot of remarkable, starting with. that it was built by an architect who’s asexual for money a Thai General. And one of the songs tells the story of a man from conception to leaving the light on. And beautiful, and instructive. Anyone who bought last-minute trips to Thailand, I advise you to visit this amazing place.
Looks so ordinary life of Loei province. Coast and Mekong, low houses, which now seem to be under the guest house, and Laotian fishermen on the river. It is very beautiful, worthy of photographing the event, and on the waterfront of the town of Chiang Khan is a good kitchen.
Stupa in Loei. She is depicted on its coat of arms. This is perhaps the only place where the access is allowed only to men, and they go, when ye pray, use not and counterclockwise. Stupa Phra that si song Cancer was built in honor of the friendship of the king of Laos and the king of Thailand in the distant 1560: “Future generations should not attack the land of each other. They should not be offended and disrespectful to behave. Until the sun rises rises in the sky the Month — let there be peace.“
Stupa in isaan province Nog Khai is regarded as the oldest Buddhist monument in Thailand (the origin dates back to XII century). Through the spilling of the Mekong stupa along with all the shrines. including relics of the Buddha, went under water. All the monks managed to save, moved into a brand new temple. Luang Po Phra SAI temple, which houses a Buddha statue of pure gold. It carried out only in Songkran is to throw water. Songkran (13-15 April) is the Thai new year. It falls on the hottest days of the year. The principle of holidays the same as in our day Neptune: water at as many people as possible — and you will have happiness. In a bucket of water mixed with a little dye, to make it clear that you already poured. Although still a further watering will not save anything. Therefore, documents and favorite clothes all prefer to leave the house. Especially offended by sling not: I must say thank you… throw it back! Except the douches across the country with parades, attended and rickshaws.
The Province Lay
Sculpture Park Salabiaku in the province of Nong Khai
Bn farm in Phetchabun is another example of the tolerance of the Thai people. Here they are without chemicals grown vegetables, «cold» countries. Including eggplant, which the Thais don’t eat (because I think they are similar to lamb testicles), but successfully sell them to the Japanese, who, from the local plum vodka too. Yet there is a plantation of lychee, and grow weeds beautiful flowers.
Thai know-how — rent a tire for swimming on the river. This is the view from the friendship Bridge. By the way, the territory of Laos, where the end of the bridge. Car traffic is changed from right to left. That is, friendship is friendship, and the traditions and practices — apart
Thais are obsessed with eco-tourism. So across the country there are the eco-farm. Farm Chokchai all styled with American farm (which is scary), and Thais really likes cowboy hats. This place is more for children and young Michtam live cows as tutorials paragraphs explain the origin of the milk. Thus animals are, in principle, free. But silly Bambi did not understand how to get around the obstacle…
The vineyards—the case for Thailand new. This is the first provincial Nach he Ratchasima. It belongs to the Corporation Singh, who cooked a very tasty beer. It is grown and the grapes are harvested by hand, separating the damaged grape, And one bottle of local wine is about 200 baht. They say, however, that the proceeds of the vineyard until it brings…