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Discover Sakon Nakhon

Tourist Attractions & Hidden Treasures

Sakon Nakhon is the best place in Isan (Isaan) Thailand to experience traditional Northeastern Thai culture among friendly people, in beautiful mountain surroundings, off the beaten tourist path.

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Sakon Nakhon (Northeast Thailand) is famous for its Indigo fashion, handwoven garments, traditional Isan handicrafts, mak mao berry wine, award winning rice crops, and the best grass fed beef in all of Thailand. It is a history-rich, mountainous province that has long attracted people who seek spiritual rejuvenation.

With its deep jungle forests where legendary Buddhist monks practiced meditation and sought enlightenment, its ancient ruins that formed the cosmological axis of the Northern Khmer empire, and its freshwater lakes filled with exotic flora and fauna, Sakon Nakhon today offers an escape into traditional Isaan culture, a serene destination where one can be refreshed in mind, body, and spirit.

Isaan Thailand Off the Beaten Path

Read our Thailand Off the Beaten Path blog, where we discuss travel and language tips, cultural happenings, and the Isaan changemakers who live in Thailand’s hidden gem — the off the beaten tourist path destination: Sakon Nakhon Province.
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Sakon Nakhon Eco Tourism

Discover a list 20 eco-tourism attractions in Sakon Nakhon, that were part of a 2017 initiative to promote local wisdom, cultural history, and locally made products, such as handwoven fabrics, organic beef, wine, and.....

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Every Sakon Nakhon Temple is Different

There is a saying among some old expats and tourists in Thailand: “If you’ve seen one temple, you’ve seen them all.” There couldn’t be anything further from the truth, especially in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand.....

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Sakon Nakhon's Haunted Village?

Learn about the legendary Sakon Nakhon village of Ba Na Sao Nan, which has overcome its haunted past as "a village of ghouls" to become "a village that heals ghouls" thanks to the building of a sacred, holy well.

Sakon Nakhon English Schools

The Sakon Nakhon Interviews

Read the success stories of Sakon Nakhon changemakers: entrepreneurs, educators, and professionals who are working to help their communities. Our first interview is with Ajarn Chorlada Suppaso of the Vithidham School.

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Sakon Nakhon Rice Tasting Event

Sakon Nakhon is a leading Thai province in specialized rice farming, with 300 varieties being produced in the Hom Dok Hang (หอมดอกฮัง) community. Learn more about these rice crops' unique characteristics.

Best Thai Sunsets

Thailand Sunsets & Skyscapes

Check out our photo gallery of Sakon Nakhon skycapes (in particular around Huai Sai Reservoir) to see whey we believe the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand are in Sakon Nakhon province.

Tham Thoeng Nak Nimit Priest's Camp Site

Thailand Off the Beaten Tourist Path

Read our Top 10 off the beaten track destinations in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. Discover tourist attractions that are loved by the local residents, but where foreign tourists are rarely encountered.

Wat Pa Eo Kan Temple

Thailand Spiritual Retreats

Learn why Sakon Nakhon is called Isan, Thailand's spiritual retreat province. Get a 7 day itinerary of inspiring temple grounds that will lead you on a spiritual journey through forests and mountains.

5 Rules for Travel

The 5 by 5 Thailand Travel Tips

Traveling off the beaten track in Isan, Thailand requires a different mindset than that of the typical tourist. Our 5 by 5 travel tips guarantee that you’ll end the day feeling good, with a sense of accomplishment.

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Learn How to See Undiscovered Thailand

In order to truly see undiscovered Thailand you need to develop a few easy-to-learn skills, while changing your travel outlook from tourist taker to beauty explorer. Learn more in this guide.

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The Iconic 3-Wheel Isan Samlor

Learn the history of the most iconic vehicle of Northeastern Thailand: the Isan “samlor,” a colorful three-wheeled motorcycle with a cab in the back, which was first built in 1978.

Thai Kratom Use, Benefits, Effects

Kratom Use in Isaan, Thailand

Read about the traditional therapeutic uses of Kratom in Thailand, and learn how the Thai people have used the leaves of the Kratom tree to brew tea as an alternative beverage to alcohol.

Best Isan Restaurant

Isan: Thailand's Culinary Capital

Time magazine recently listed Isan as the culinary capital of Thailand and one of the world's great travel destinations. Learn more about Isan dishes and one of the best Isan restaurants in Thailand.

Sakon Nakhon Monks

Isan's Only Long Haired Monk

There has been only one long haired monk in the history of Thailand, and he lived in the Isan province of Sakon Nakhon. Read more about this Thai monk and why he didn't shave his head.

Thailand Curriculum Framework

A New Thailand Curriculum Framework

Learn about our proposal for a Competency-Based Curriculum Framework for the Thailand education system, which involves the establishment of new bi-lingual provincial websites.