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Staying at the Oum Hotel in Uttaradit
Nov'2014 A reasonable new, modern hotel in the city of Uttaradit (more or less behind the university). The hotel has private parking, free wifi and serves a very simple breakfast. There is of course no swimming pool. They have 4 different rooms, I stayed in a standard room. The VIP rooms have a bathtub, others rooms are shower only.
The room is simple, but clean and has private bathroom, airco, fridge and TV. Price-wise good value for money, not a place to stay a few nights. Web-site : O.U.M. Hotel
In a small village along the Nan River is one of those small home shops that truly produces One Tambon One Product (OTOP). On the side of the house is the small workplace where 4 people are working to make chairs, tables and small souvenirs. And besides that they sell to other shops to also sell right in front of the workplace.
While on the way back home from a friend we made a small side-seeing tour and followed the signs Pueai Noi where the ancient Khmer temple ruin Puay Noi is (please notice the different writing of the name). Coming from Khon Kaen city just follow route 2 south (in direction of Nakon Ratchasima) and at Ban Phai take a left turn to route 23 and at Hin Tan take a right turn to route #2301 and follow that until you see a sign for Pueai Noi following route 2297. The prasat is on your right hand side just before the village (while on your left hand side is a small lake).
It is not a big complex and consists only of 1 structure with 3 main buildings. But it is in very good and beautiful state, well worth a visit if you are in the area anyway. I love to visit the old Khmer ruins that are actually all over what we now call Thailand., even up to Sakhon Nakhon you find ancient Khmer ruins!
I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889. I will try to make a serie of train stations under the tag TRAIN STATIONS, before modernisation will make this all history. This little train station is Huai Sa Phat along the north-east line Bangkok - Nong Kai. Many railway stations have lovely small gardens and very well taken care. At the station you will see 2 rail-tracks (see following photos) .... but about 500m south of this station is a old one-track steel bridge crossing a small river. I was able to go inside the control room and make some photos of how this was 100 years ago (and still is now).
I was on the road again and now in the area of Sam Sen in Bangkok ... that is just north of Kao San road. It is a nice area with many small streets, Chinese shop-houses and not far from the river. So another great opportunity to start walking and get lost in the old Bangkok. And it is very nice area. I started walking at sunset and stopped on the way for a snack or coffee.