Ancient temples, BBQ chicken and Waterfalls
|Waterfall at Dangrek Mountains|
Traveling further into the southern part of North-East Thailand you are entering the area of the Phnom Dangrek Mountain range as border between Thailand and Cambodia. Along this mountain range are many remains of magnificent architecture build along the ancient Dharmasala route from Ankor Wat (Cambodia) to Phimai (Thailand). Near Khorat is "Prasat Phi Mai" and near Buriram is "Prasat Phanom Rung" build on the top of an old volcano. But this area is littered with dozens of small and bigger ancient temples. And near Ubon Ratchathani is just over the border in Cambodia the world famous "Phreah Vihar" where you can also find pre-historic rock paintings.
|Sintel decoration at Prasat Phanom Rung|
While passing beautiful nature and ancient history there are also some nice places to visit as Khorat, Buriram (with the famous racing track), Surin (with the famous Elephant Village) and Ubon Ratchathani as gate-way to Southern Laos.
At the almost most eastern point of this area at Chong Mek, bordering with Laos, you are at the place where the Mun River merges with the mighty Mekong River that will shortly after that disappear into Laos.
|Isaan lunch (except the foot)|