A stupa in the sunset

Isaan, the breadbasket of Thailand

Among Wolfgang's albums

  • Thailand Isaan

    The Isaan has 19 provices: Amnat Charoen, Buriram, Chaiyaphum, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Loei, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Nongbua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon, Sri Saket, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani and…

  • Main Temple Structure at Prasat Hin Phanom Rung

    This temple complex is the largest and best restored of all Khmer monuments in Thailand. Phanom Rung is at the top of a volcanic cone and it means in Khmer: 'big hill'. It was originally build as a Hindu monument as we can see in the Shiva Linga and the s…

  • Prasat Hin Phanom Rung

    Thailand's Department of Fine Arts spent 17 years restoring the complex to its original state from 1971 till 1988. On 21 May, 1988, the park was officially opened by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In 2005, the temple was submitted to UNESCO for consider…

  • Debrises laying around in the Plang Ku park

    The remains of historical Khmer cultural assets lying in the park underneath the big branches of an old tree.

  • Plang Ku Khmer Ruins

    Located in Ban Plang Ku, stupa of this Khmer Ruins was built from gigantic-size brick like Sri Koraphum Khmer Ruins in Surin which can be dated back over a thousand years ago. In front of Plang Ku is a big pond which is home to Anatidae which gather from…

  • Working elephant rests near the paddy field

    Beside a lot of buffalos, there are still some elephants working in the fields. But nowadays, modern agricultural machinery makes the elephants mahouts nearly jobless. They only have a chance to earn their income in tourist business.

  • At the market in Sri Saket

    The big superstores like Carrefour, Tesco or Big C make it very difficult for the small stores to keep their existence. My wife and I like much more to buy at the street market although the prices are higher sometimes - we like that the "Mom-and-Pop store…

  • Air brush painting on a bus rear

    Seen on a parking place in Sri Saket, parking just some meters beside on other bus ... (see next photo)

  • An other painting on a bus rear

    .. and every bus has its own individual painting on the back, although this bus seems to park beside a (to Muslims) "haram" bus (see the photo before).

  • Dry paddy field on the way to Sri Saket

    A rice variant that can grow on dry fields is planted in this area and brings two harvests a year. This dry variant has some disadvantages for farmers because weed plants need to be cleared out beside the rice seedlings, which is usually less with rice pl…

  • Sunset in the province Sri Saket

    In 1938 the town and province was named to Sri Saket, and the district which contained Huai Nua got back the name Khukhan. In this district we are driving to our former maids village called Sri Rattana.

  • In the village called Kantaralak

    After selecting and preparing the fresh shallot onions, villagers wait for the wholesale buyer, who comes with a pickup truck and haggles for his profit to the last Thai Baht.

  • Boy in the village Kantaralak

    During the harvest time the kids in the village have days off school to help the family and villagers working on the fields. Here they have to harvest, select and bundle the shallot onions.

  • Cleaning coriander plants

    The fresh leaves are an essential ingredient in many South Asian foods and particularly for Thai dishes. Chopped coriander leaves are also used as a garnish on cooked dishes such as dal and many curries. As heat diminishes their flavour quickly, coriander…

  • Guest host and landlady for many years

    The mother of our former maid Liang is helping to clean the coriander roots for selling out to the market. Roots, leaves and seeds of the coriander plant all have a very different taste. In Europe, people only use the seeds for baking bread or Christmas…

  • Neng and Satit

    This kids speak the Khmer language in their village but have to learn in the Thai language at school, so they grow up with two mother-tongues.

  • Kids from Kantaralak in the coriander field

    Neng and her first cousin Satit. The children from this village helping their parents on the field when ever it is needful.

  • Our host lady and the marketer woman

    Every late afternoon, the wholesale buyer comes to check the quality of the crop before bargaining for the kilo price.

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