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 Encyclopedia: Northeast Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is located on the Khorat Plateau, bordered by the Mekong River to the north and east, and by Cambodia to the south.
To the west it is separated from Northern and Central Thailand by the Phetchabun mountain range.
Isan is the poorest region of Thailand: in 2002 average wages were the lowest in the country at 3,928 baht per month (the national average was 6,445).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Northeast-Thailand   (2199 words)

 An Evaluation of Drought Risk Area in Northeast Thailand using Remotely Sensed Data and GIS
In northeast Thailand, mean annual rainfall is about 1285 mm./annum, the region has yet significant impact of drought in a various part of the region (Wongvitawas 1993).
Another study of rainfall in the northeast made by Siripon et al (2000) concludes that the unevenly distributed rain fall over the rainy season is found extensively and extends longer period in the southwest and the central part of the region.
Physiographically, the main area of northeast Thailand is formed by the so-called Korat plateau and a part of central highland.
www.gisdevelopment.net /aars/acrs/2000/ts5/env004pf.htm   (2088 words)

 KhonKaen.com - Welcome to Khon Kaen, Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Located in the heart of northeast region of Thailand (Isaan), this community was experiencing one of the fastest growth rates in Thailand until the baht was devalued in 1997.
Northeast Thailand is often neglected by tourists so what better reason do you need to come.
Thailand is one of the few countries left in the world where the people are struggling to hold onto their customs and beliefs while trying to keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
www.khonkaen.com   (715 words)

Archaeological diggings in the village of Ban Chiang in the Udonthani province of Northeast Thailand have found evidence of an ancient civilization.
Thailand is situated in Southeast Asia with Burma/Myanmar to its west, Laos to its north and northeast, Cambodia/Kampuchea to its east, and Malaysia and Singapore to its south.
The Korat Plateau in the northeast region is a mildly hilly area.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/econ165/thailand.htm   (1141 words)

 Thailand regional guide: accommodation and local information
Thailand's first national park at Khao Yai (gateway to the north-east) has a huge range of wildlife and offers excellent visitor facilities, trekking and basic accommodation.
The north-east is viewed as a very traditional part of Thailand with old customs still continuing in fairs and festivals found nowhere else in the country.
The Suays are believed to have immigrated to Thailand from Central Asia in the early 9th century and were the first people to use elephants for construction work, particularly in building Khmer temples.
www.gothailand.com /northeast-thailand.htm   (1981 words)

 Northeast Thailand: Underdevelopment
Thailand is currently referred to as one of Asia’s "New Little Dragons" and is on the verge of joining the exclusive club of N.E. Asian NICs (newly industrialized countries).
Northeast Thailand, however, was in a sense an "enclave" which was far removed from Bangkok and in large measure ignored by both Bangkok and Laos.
An indirect impact of the underdevelopment of the Northeast is the rising incidence of child labor in Thailand.
www.thaicov.org /resources/documents/underdevelop.html   (8369 words)

 Northeast Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima also known as Khorat, is located 250 km from Bangkok and serves as the gateway to the Northeast.
The temple, which predates the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, was originally begun in 10th century when much of northeastern Thailand was part on the Khmer empire.
The bustling town is a transportation hub and a commercial and agricultural center of northern Isan.
www.ultima.co.th /thailand/northeast.html   (580 words)

 Thailand, Land of Contrasts
Thailand is commonly divided into four regions: the north, the northeast, the central region, and the south.
Thailand's northeast consists mostly of the Khorat Plateau (a plateau is a fairly flat, elevated expanse of land; Khorat is an important city after which the plateau is named.) This region is arid and its soil is not very fertile.
The resort city of Pattaya is situated on the Gulf of Thailand southeast of Bangkok, in the province of Chonburi.
www.hawaii.edu /cseas/pubs/thailand/thailand.html   (7125 words)

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Among the Thai-Lao of northeast Thailand, wisa (Lao; wicha in central Thai), which originated from the Pali word vijja meaning supreme knowledge for enlightenment, literally means "knowledge" and constitutes a local category of sacred spells and verses to control spirits and supernatural powers.
Most of the Thai-Lao, a major language group in Thailand today, were relative latecomers to the region, gradually moving from what is now Laos into the Khorat plateau of northeast Thailand from around the seventeenth century.
Therefore, among the Thai-Lao in northeast Thailand, the connotation of wisa is equivalent to sacred words and verses used as spells.
coe.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp /research/sea/social/hayashi/Hayashi_Unnan_11Hayashi.htm   (7649 words)

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To the west and south of this ancient plateau, the narrow mountain ranges of Phang Hoei and Dangrek are the natural borders that separate the Northeast from the central and northern regions of Thailand and neighbouring Cambodia.
To the east and north the mighty Mekong River winds southward marking the border between Laos and Northeast Thailand.
The Northeast, through a network of highways, provides the land bridge to explore Laos and beyond to the coastal resorts of Vietnam.
www.travelthailand.com /isan/html/introduction.htm   (911 words)

 A Guide to Buddhist Monasteries & Meditation Centres in Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He spent several months in Thailand travelling to various parts of the country visiting monasteries and meditation centres, seeking information on their current meditation practices and instructions.
Thailand has 74 provinces (jangwat), which are divided into districts (amper or amphoe), and subdivided into precincts (tambon or tambol).
In central Thailand, DHAMMALEELA MEDITATION CENTER is surrounded by a golf course 40 km northeast of Bangkok (Klong 14 Rangsit, Tambon Bang Pla Kot, Amphoe Ongkharak, Nakhon Nayok 26120).
www.dharmanet.org /thai_94.html   (18118 words)

 Assessment of Multi-temporal Radar Imagery in Mapping Land System for Rainfed Lowland Rice in Northeast Thailand
Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world market with a reputation of high grain quality.
Eighty five percent of the rice area in Thailand is rainfed lowland rice ecosystem and one-half of the rice land is located in the Northeast region.
Land system classification for rainfed lowland rice environments according to local conditions in the Northeast Thailand (Junthotai et al., 1990), are using a system approach based on a combination of biophysical land components, i.e.
www.gisdevelopment.net /application/agriculture/cropping/agricp0003pf.htm   (2369 words)

 Travel guide for northeast Thailand
Too often ignored by the travellers to Thailand, the northeast region of Thailand, also known as I-san, is a wildly colourful and interesting region which is well worth allowing some time to explore.
Lacking top-shelf attractions, the appeal of the northeast is subtle - as with the rest of Thailand, the people are great and the food in particular is terrific, but there is something more elusive to it that drags visitors back here over and over again.
This adventure vacation is an excellent introduction to diverse Thailand; travel to the remote forest clad mountains of Northern Thailand to the reef-fringed tropical islands of Southern Thailand, from hill-tribe villages lost in the mountains to the vibrant capital, Bangkok.
www.travelfish.org /region/thailand/northeast_thailand   (332 words)

The word I-san denotes prosperity and vastness, which is appropriate considering that the Northeast covers a total area of more than 170,000 sq.kms., or roughly one-third of the entire country.
The Northeast's ancient traditions and customs are still reflected in fairs and festivals found nowhere else in the country.
Don Muang Domestic Airport is the center of planes to Northeast.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/7153/neast.htm   (487 words)

The purpose of this study is to follow the development of a contextualizing movement of followers of Jesus in Northeast Thailand begun by the Evangelical Covenant Church Thailand Mission in 1971.
Throughout the northeast region, syncretism is obvious in additional ways, such as the use of sacred strings, sacred cloths, phallic symbols in front of houses, rocket festivals and a wide range of ceremonies and seasonal rituals.
Upon the return of the former prime minister Thanom to Thailand in 1976, and in reaction to implied supportive visits to him by members of the Thai royal family at the monastery where he was residing as a Buddhist monk, student demonstrations again resurfaced.
www.thaicov.org /resources/documents/thesis.html   (19307 words)

 Isan Bible: The Mekong (Isan) Bible Translation Project of Northeast Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ron and Cheryl Myers, missionaries to Thailand with Baptist World Missionary Outreach Ministries, are presently taking speaking engagements to raise support to return to minister to the Isan people and region of Northeast Thailand, now that their children are grown.
The vast plateau region of rural Northeast Thailand, shown in pink on the map to the right, is better known as the Isan (E-sahn) Region.
Numerous missionaries serving in Thailand's Isan region agree that the Isan translation is foundationally strategic and vitally important to successful evangelism and church growth throughout the region.
la.znet.com /~rmyers/ronlmyers/start.html   (2276 words)

 Thailand Guidebook - Plan your trip to Thailand with the help of thousands of pictures and information on every ...
Dangers and annoyances - Thailand is safe to travel as long as you follow some common sense rules.
The webmaster for Thailand Guidebook is Nattawud Daoruang, a 18 year old student from Samut Prakan in Thailand.
He is probably Thailand's most famous teenager due to his immensely popular website called ThailandLife.com.
www.thailandguidebook.com   (1288 words)

 Spatial land use/land capability data for northeast Thailand a new challenge resource planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Any of a number of additional variables can be added or deleted from the analysis such as the spatial distribution of mean annual rainfall or its variability and ground water quality.
One scenario in the Northeast is very illustrative of the potential of this new investigative tool, that of population resettlement.
The use of GIS for automated site selection is not a new concept and can be applied in other contexts in the Northeast, such as planning new settlements outside of areas susceptible to seasonal flooding.
www.gisdevelopment.net /aars/acrs/1992/lu/landu006a.shtml   (1051 words)

 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
What are the geographic patterns of economic status and explanatory factors over time for villages in a district of Northeast Thailand?
Nationally, Thailand experienced tremendous economic growth during the late 1980’s, yet this growth was uneven with Bangkok and the Central Plains showing the highest growth rates.
Thailand’s land frontier had recently closed by the early 1980’s.
www.unc.edu /depts/geog/lcsal/thailand_pub4.html   (228 words)

 Impact of Eucalyptus Plantation on Soil Properties and Subsequent Cropping in Northeast Thailand, 1989
A series of study was carried out to evaluate the impact of Eucalyptus plantation on soil properties and subsequent cropping under the environmental conditions of northeast Thailand.
The main frame of the research project was splitted into 7 separated sub-projects including the study programs specifically planned out : - To evaluated the impact of Eucalyptus plantation on ground water table beneath the plantation in comparison to the level monitored near by but outside the plantation area.
Four to eight folds reduction of shoot growth was recorded in soybean, mungbean, peanut, maize and sorghum and as much as 150 and 800 folds decreases were recorded in leucaena and stylo respectively at the rate of 100g/Kg soil.
www.eric.chula.ac.th /gcrc/abstract/PAGES8/745-45.html   (448 words)

 Spatial land use/land capability data for northeast Thailand a new challenge resource planning
Natural resource management in northeast Thailand has traditionally relied upon disparate sources of mapped information.
For many years, the economic development of Thailand was based on the exploitation of natural resources.
This paper briefly describes the methodologies behind development of a natural resource spatial database for northeast Thailand through the use of GIS and remotely - sensed data and discusses some natural resource-related problems / issues which arise from these data.
www.gisdevelopment.net /aars/acrs/1992/lu/landu006pf.htm   (1847 words)

 Poster 1.5: Successful smallholder silage production: a case study from northeast Thailand - Ganda Nakamanee
In Thailand, a major limitation in raising dairy cattle is insufficient feed, especially during the dry season.
The study area was Sung Nuen District, Nakornratchasima, in northeast Thailand, located between latitude 14°30’ and 15°15’ N, longitude 101°43’ and 101°56’ E, with an average annual rainfall of 805 mm.
Work is continuing with these farmers to monitor adoption and discuss their needs so as to have a better understanding of which silage technologies have the best potential under the local conditions.
www.fao.org /DOCREP/005/X8486E/x8486e08.htm   (687 words)

 Isan, A Search For Identity: The People and Region of Northeast Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the saga of the Isan people; peace-loving village dwellers residing in a forgotten corner of the land--Thailand's nineteen northeastern provinces--and their quest for personal identity and national acceptance by their fellow countrymen.
The village-dwelling Isan people of rural northeast Thailand are in an ongoing struggle for personal identity, prosperity, and equality, as well as a desire for respect and acceptance by their fellow countrymen.
The amiable Isan people of rural Northeastern Thailand have for centuries eked out a subsistence-level existence in less-than-favorable conditions from a austere land with acidic soil that alternately suffers from either floods or droughts.
home.znet.com /rmyers   (360 words)

 Stuart's Life in Thailand: Thailand: NorthEast Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I haven't had a decent steak in Thailand yet, but I figured that maybe since this place was so famous, and the cows were raised right there on the farm behind the restaurant, then this would be the place.
Ubon (as it is called for short) is another small, quaint provincial capital, and is located in Eastern Thailand on the banks of the Mun River near the borders of Laos and Cambodia.
As usual in Thailand, "disco" means big warehouse with no dancefloor -- only tall tables with bar stools around which you and your friends sit and drink and maybe shake your body just a little bit while standing next to the table.
www.sgtowns.com /mt-archives/cat_thailand_northeast.html   (7575 words)

 The Northeast of Thailand
The Northeast of Thailand Nakorn Ratchasima Korat accommodation Thailand
The Northeast Region of Thailand The Northeast region of Thailand has a total area of 168,854.35 sq.
The Northeast of Thailand - The Northeast Region of Thailand The Northeast region of Thailand has a total area of 168,854.35 sq.
www.thaipro.com /z1044a/164_thailand.html   (248 words)

 ipedia.com: Isan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is located on the Khorat Plateau, bordered by the Mekong River to the north and east, and ิั Cambodia to the southว to the west it is separated from Northern and Central Thailand by the Phetchabun mountain range.
This affinity is shown in the region's cuisine, dress, temple architecture and festivals.
The cultural separation from central Thailand, combined with the region's poverty and the typically dark skin of its people, has encouraged a considerable amount of racism against the people of Isan from central Thais; the novelist Pira Sudham wrote that, "Some Bangkok Thais...
www.ipedia.com /isan.html   (1753 words)

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