Bueng Kan

Bueng Kan is 750 kilometers away from Bangkok or 136 kilometres northeast of Nong Khai. Its northern border lies adjacent to the Mekong river , opposite to Bolikhamsai Province of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). With a total area of 4,305 square kilometers, the land is mostly covered by forest and agriculture with para rubber as the important economic crop. Major tourist attractions include waterfalls, mountains and beautiful scenery of the Mekong River.

Bueng Kan has been separated from Nong Khai and established as a province of Thailand on March 23, 2011. The province is divided into 8 districts including Amphoe Mueang Bueng Kan, Amphoe Pak Khat, So Phisai, Si Wilai, Phon Charoen, Seka, Bueng Khong Long and Bung Khla.

 

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ISAN is the northeastern region of Thailand. It is located on the Korat Plateau, bordered by the Mekong River (along the border with Laos) to the north and east, by Cambodia to the southeast and the Prachinburi mountains south of Nakhon Ratchasima. To the west it is separated from Northern and Central Thailand by the Phetchabun mountain range.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, northeastern Thailand has been officially known as Isan, a term adopted from Sanskrit Ishan, meaning in a north east direction. The term "Isan" was derived from Isanapura, the capital of the Chenla kingdom. The Lao-speaking population of the region, who comprise the majority, distinguish themselves not only from the Lao of Laos but also from the central Thai by calling themselves Khon Isan or Thai Isan. The Khmer-speaking minority and Kuy (Suai), who live in the south of Isan, speak dialects and follow customs more similar to those of Cambodia than either the Thai people or the Lao people. Agriculture is the main economic activity. Production lags behind the rest of the country due to the socio-economic conditions and the exceptionally hot, dry climate. Isan remains Thailand's poorest region.

The main language is Isan, which is a dialect of the Lao language. Currently written with the Thai alphabet (instead of the slightly different Lao alphabet), Isan belongs to the Chiang Seng and LaoPhutai language groups, which along with Thai are members of the Tai languages of the TaiKadai language family. Thai is also spoken by almost everyone. Khmer, the language of Cambodia, is widely spoken in areas along the Cambodian border: Buriram, Surin, and Sisaket. The people are aware of their Lao ethnic origin, but Isan has been incorporated into the modern Thai state. Several Thai prime ministers have come from the region. Prominent aspects of Isan culture of include Mor Lam, an indigenous type of folk music, Muay Thai boxing, cock fighting, and celebratory processions. Isan food, in which Sticky Rice (Khao niew) and chiles are prominent, is distinct from Thai cuisine. Sticky rice is a staple of Thai Northeastern cuisine, and it accompanies most meals.

 

 

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Bueng Kan

Bueng Kan is 750 kilometers away from Bangkok or 136 kilometres northeast of Nong Khai. Its northern border lies adjacent to the Mekong river , opposite to Bolikhamsai Province of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). With a total area of 4,305 square kilometers, the land is mostly covered by forest and agriculture with para rubber as the important economic crop. Major tourist attractions include waterfalls, mountains and beautiful scenery of the Mekong River.

Bueng Kan has been separated from Nong Khai and established as a province of Thailand on March 23, 2011. The province is divided into 8 districts including Amphoe Mueang Bueng Kan, Amphoe Pak Khat, So Phisai, Si Wilai, Phon Charoen, Seka, Bueng Khong Long and Bung Khla.

 

 

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North: Bolikhamsai Province of the Lao PDR
East: Bolikhamsai Province of the Lao PDR and Nakhon Phanom
South: Sakhon Nakhon
West: Vientiane of the Lao PDR and Nong Khai

 

Getting to and from Buengkan

By Train:
The State Railway of Thailand has a train service from Bangkok to Nong Khai every day and continue by bus from Nong Khai to Bueng Kan. For further information, contact the travel service unit, Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444, or visit the website www.railway.co.th

By Car:
From Bangkok, drive along Highway 1, past Saraburi and switch to Highway 2, via Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Nong Khai to Bueng Kan, totalling 750 km.

By Bus:
The Transport Company Limited has a regular bus service both ordinary and air-conditioned to Nong Khai every day. For further information, contact the Mo Chit 2 (Chatuchak) Bus Terminal, Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, or visit the website www.transport.co.th

By Air:
There are flights to Udon Thani or Nakhon Phanom and continue by bus for 2 hours to Bueng Kan. For further information, contact the Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI): Bangkok office, Tel. 1566, 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000; Nong Khai office, Tel. 0 4241 1592; or visit the website www.thaiairways.com

 

 

 
 


 
 
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