Som Tam and Gai Yang – grilled chicken and salad Isaan style – became our go-to meal throughout out journey around the off-the-beaten-track Isaan region of northeastern Thailand. The splendid Khmer temples may be the Isaan ...
The spectacular ruins of the Khmer temple sanctuary of Prasat Phanom Rung and nearby Prasat Muang Tam are just a two-hour drive from Nakhon Ratchasima, more commonly known as Korat, in the southernmost part of ...
The Thai currency (THB) is called the ‘Baht’, and it’s the only currency used in the country. In touristy areas they may acccept USD but and give change in THB but you’ll suffer an unfavourable exchange rate. It is, however, easy to change most major currencies into THB.
THAI IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THAILAND.
ELECTRICITY IN THAILAND IS 220 VOLTS. 50 CYCLES/SEC.
Where to start an Isaan journey is based on what sights you wish to visit. The most popular city is Khon Kaen, which is at the heart of the Isaan region. The city is well-served by trains, buses and flights to Khon Kaen airport (KKC). Flights from Bangkok can be as low as US$25 on Air Asia. Local transport is everything from tuk-tuks to car hire with driver, depending on your destination.