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    Ubon to North of Thailand.

    Decided to go on a Trip to the North, by car.

    Looking for good places to visit and stay.

    Would like to do the cultural stuff, and fun stuff for kids.

    off the beaten track places is a must.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_Chiang

    Ban Chiang.
    Very early pottery by world standards.
    Making bronze 4000 years ago. Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Petchaboon is not in Northern Thailand, you dim tit.
    He's looking for plces to visit along the way, ya simpleton.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Decided to go on a Trip to the North, by car.

    Looking for good places to visit and stay.

    Go the long way, along through Southern Isaan, taking in the Khmer temples of Surin and Buriram. Then up to Phi Mai in Khorat. Then up along to Sukhothai, then up to Chiang Mai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_Chiang

    Ban Chiang.
    Very early pottery by world standards.
    Making bronze 4000 years ago. Ditto.
    Boring as hell.
    Unless you like pottery.
    Vastly overrated place.

    An hour and a half further north, you are into Nong Khai.
    Anybody who has never seen this place, needs to visit. Freaky.
    Allow yourself a minimum of a couple of hours to see it all.
    Don't forget to drop some acid about an hour before walking in....

    https://www.travelfish.org/sight_pro.../nong_khai/305
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g303915-d546141-r141887461-Sala_Kaew_Ku_Wat_Khaek-Nong_Khai_Nong_Khai_Province.html




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    Worth having a night in NK with the family, pleasant food and drink on the river front promenade.
    Lunch in the best Vietnamese in Thailand, right on the river, gets unbelievable busy some days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    then up to Chiang Mai.
    No... just, no.

    Chiang Mai is closed, umm, on that day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaiguzzi View Post
    Boring as hell.
    Unless you like pottery.
    Vastly overrated place.
    I’m not particularly into pottery as such but the inner egghead finds the idea of bronze being made before or contemporaneously with the Middle East quite fascinating.
    The display is a bit last year but it is Thailand after all and good on ‘em for having a go.

    Didn’t notice any Owsley Enterprises outlets to spice things up either.

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    Thanks to all.

    Keep them coming guys,we have around 8 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Smug Know-It-All But Really Haven't A Clue Syndrome.

    An all too common condition that ails our beloved teakdoor.
    Since you're the expert Jeff, why don't you recommend something for poor Chico.

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    May I suggest a diversion into Nan province be included.

    Grab a great lunch at Crossroads Nan...best burger I've had in Thailand by a long way.

    If staying in Nan then sunrise at Wat Phra That Khao Noi is highly recommended.

    Further north near Pua I know a great accommodation option () and the sunrise from the 1715 Viewpoint in the Doi Phu Kha National Park is also highly recommended. The Bo Kluea ancient salt pit is interesting and there is a safe waterfall everyone can swim (well dog paddle and splash in) close to Pua. The rainforest covered mountain drives in northern Nan province are worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    best burger I've had in Thailand by a long way.
    Come spend some time with me, Bogan....

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    One of the nicer spots to visit in the NE is Erawan cave. https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attr...wan-Cave--3430

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