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Ubol Ratana Lake

Ubol Ratana Lake

Day three of the Bun Bang Fai festival was a lot quieter with nothing major on. Gaun and I had been invited to visit brother number 5, who lives about an hour from Si Bun Ruang towards a large man-made lake South of the town called Ubol Ratana or Ubolratana. I tend to...
Bun Bang Fai – Fireworks

Bun Bang Fai – Fireworks

One of the odd things about Thailand is that they have a love of miniature garden windmills. Our resort has installed a couple of them and I had to stop to take a couple of photos for a Dutch friend of mine, who had recently visited us in Chiang Mai. Day two of the...
Bun Bang Fai – an Isaan Festival

Bun Bang Fai – an Isaan Festival

One of the reasons we chose to travel and stay in Isaan at this time in June was that Si Bun Ruang, “our” town, was having their annual festival called Bun Bang Fai over three days but mainly on the weekend of the 14th and 15th. I have never seen a Thai...
Wat Neramit Wipattasana

Wat Neramit Wipattasana

Another trip to Gaun’s home in Isaan had us on the road for the eight hour trip, plus stops, and the 600+ kms from Chiang Mai to Si Bun Ruang. About two hours from the end of our drive to Isaan in the hills close to the Laos border lies a small town called Dan...