Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    astasinim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    21-07-2019 @ 04:40 PM
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,067

    Around Roi Et province

    Heres the follow on from this thread.
    http://teakdoor.com/china-korea-japa...ml#post1320869 (Hong Kong January 2010)

    We flew from Hong Kong to Bangkok with Air Asia, which cost a little over £100 each return. I was quite impressed with them. The service was good, and seating comfortable. So the three hour flight passed by quite quickly, considering there was no on board entertainment.

    We had an afternoon and a night to kill before we flew up to Ubon the following day.

    We stayed at Queens garden resort for the night.


    BANGKOK AIRPORT HOTEL - Queen's Garden Resort - Suvarnabhumi Airport Just 5 Minutes

    It was a great little place, with friendly staff, and a nice little restaurant attached. It overlooked a Klong, with a little temple at the other side.





    The rooms were clean and spacious, and well worth the 1000bht we paid. Plus we were picked up, and dropped at the airport in with the price. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for nights stop over before moving on elsewhere.
    The only downside was the close proximity to the runway, but we didnt seem to notice when we were in our room at night.

    The next day we flew to Ubon, again with Air Asia, which cost us around 1600bht each return. On arrival we collected our pick from Chow Wattana car hire, which came recommended on here.

    Ubon Ratchathani Private Transportation

    Great little family run business with very friendly staff. After about 20 minutes, we were on the road to Suwannaphum which was about 150Km drive.

    First stop on the way was a nice little place by The name of Peppers bakery.



    Unfortunately Memock wasnt around, so we were served by the lovely Mrs Memock.

    I had the full breakfast, and was stuffed afterwards. Mrs Ast just had a coffee and lettuce leaf,a she was saving herself for a banquet of issan delicacies.

    If you would like more info on Peppers, and you missed the thread, it can be found here.
    http://teakdoor.com/food-and-drink/5...atchatani.html (Peppers Bakery & Cafe, Ubon Ratchatani)

    On the outskirts of Ubon we passed through a police road block without any problems, and arrived at the moo bahn around two hours later.

    There seems to be quite a lot of construction going on up this way, so heres a couple of shots.



    Nice hong nam



    It look good when its finished.



    This place is owned by a copper. Must have been a good year for him.

    This place is owned by the local builders merchant, so times must be good.



    We made a trip to Phon Thong Temple, and I must say I really impressed with the place. No inflated prices for fallangs by the vendors and no duel pricing either. In fact it was free to enter.





    The district is home to Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol (Thai: พระมหาเจดีชัยมงคล), one of the largest chedis (stupa) in Thailand. It measures 101 metres wide, 101 metres long and 101 metres high. The chedi was built on 101 rai (16.16 hectares, very nearly 40 acres.) The number 101 symbolises the name of the province: “Roi-et” is 101 in Thai. The five-tiered chedi containing Buddha relics is decorated with elaborate designs in a contemporary style, which is quite rare. It is located in the temple Wat Pha Namthip Thep Prasit Vararam.



    Nice little water feature.





    Inside on the ground floor.


    I like the safe full of donations.

    At the top of each staircase, were these little fellas looking at us.



    Nice paint job.





    On the first floor was nice verandah type thingy, with some breathtaking views.



    Still a few more stairs to climb.



    Nice view of the gardens.



    Once you get to the top floor, and your sweating buckets, you find theres more.



    Nice dragon handrail.



    Finally at the top.



    The windows at the top.

    I aint superstitious, but I know when somethings wrong
    I`ve been dragging my heels with a bitch called hope
    Let the undercurrent drag me along.

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    astasinim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    21-07-2019 @ 04:40 PM
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,067
    Another day, and another temple a little closer to home (about 2Km).





    Some more old stones. What I want to know, is where did they get them from? As its all sand round these parts.



    Orange fella hard at work in the sun.


    Coming on nicely





    Some ornaments that seem to be just dumped in the grounds.





    A Buddha for every day of the week. Im supposed to be the one on the left.


  3. #3
    disturbance in the Turnip baldrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:48 AM
    Location
    Heidleberg
    Posts
    21,545
    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    and well worth the 1000bht we paid
    did it have easy in room internet access ?

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    astasinim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    21-07-2019 @ 04:40 PM
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,067
    Yep. they had Wifi, but at a cost. I don't remember the price though, but I don't recall it being over the top.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    astasinim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    21-07-2019 @ 04:40 PM
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,067
    Another day, another temple. This time about 20Km down the road.





    What makes this place a little different, are the locals.







    I told the brother-in-law, if he wanted to come along, then he had to ride in the back.



    This fella made sure he had his fill of the free food on offer by the fallang.



    He never waited for his stomach to settle.



    Its been 2 years since we were in Thailand, and I must say, this was the most enjoyable trip ive had in 6 years. We even got an invite to some kind of do, by the local poo yi bahn, and a very pleasant even was had too.

    I noticed a lot changes, and all for the better. The infrastructure has changed so much, I barely recognised the place. There`s now an ATM in the village. The town has been cleaned up, with new businesses opening which are more, shall we say fallang orientated. There`s a Tesco now, so no more trips up to Roi Et to stock up on goodies. The roads have been resurfaced, and what would have been an hours trip through a minefield of potholes, is now 25 minutes of pleasant driving. And finally, there are some good restaurants in town, which are clean, and the owners seem to take a pride in cleanliness.

    I was actually not looking forward to returning to Thailand, but am glad I did, and looking forward to the next trip.

  6. #6
    ...................
    sunsetter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last Online
    27-03-2019 @ 02:27 PM
    Location
    underneath the sun
    Posts
    7,030
    great pics, ta velly much for sharing

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    07-02-2011 @ 03:00 PM
    Location
    denmark pattaya and buri ram
    Posts
    1,288
    nice pics thank you for sharing them

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Online
    10-11-2010 @ 01:45 AM
    Posts
    25
    thanks for posting.

    some nice pictures,roi-et and the temples look suay maak maak.

    i know a lovely girl from Roi-et who lives and works in bangkok,she told me about the monkey's and how nice the place is.

    maybe i should of married her after all

  9. #9
    Member
    phomsanuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Online
    21-09-2012 @ 02:26 AM
    Posts
    705
    My lady from "Loi Et"" keepstrying to get me to go, maybe I'll break down, looks nice. Good photos.

  10. #10
    Newbie crazyswede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    25-01-2013 @ 10:27 PM
    Location
    Farangland 1-1½ more year.
    Posts
    49
    I like those Starways To Heaven .. i want a couple of those in my future home in Los! 555



  11. #11
    Newbie Powerhammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    18-02-2013 @ 08:13 PM
    Location
    Udon, Roi -Et
    Posts
    20
    Thanks for the Images of the temple.
    I have been there quite a few times over the last five years and it is one of Roi -ets wonders.
    The border of Roi- et was changed to build it

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    03-11-2014 @ 10:08 AM
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    108
    Enjoyed. Thanks.

  13. #13
    loob lor geezer
    Bangyai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    02-05-2019 @ 08:05 AM
    Location
    The land of silk and money.
    Posts
    5,984
    Very interesting stuff and great pictures Astasinim. Will file away for future use.
    Tried to green you but have to ' spread it around some '

    A relative of King Willy's .... ??


  14. #14
    ...................
    sunsetter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last Online
    27-03-2019 @ 02:27 PM
    Location
    underneath the sun
    Posts
    7,030
    gotta love monkeys

  15. #15
    Thaiguy
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by bobbysan124 View Post
    Enjoyed. Thanks.
    Thanks from me also .

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •