Thursday, November 22, 2007

Udon Thani

Robinson's - the heart of modern Udon Thani
Last week I made a return trip to Udon Thani, in the far north of Isaan. Actually it's my favourite town up there, as it's got a really sleepy laid back feel to it, in strong contrast to hustle and bustle of Khon Kaen, for example. Yet at the same time, it has a modern downtown area centred around Robinson's. None of the other Isaan towns seem as developed. So it's a great mix of traditional and modern. It's also quite open-planned and easily navigable on a motorbike. Finally, there's a significant farang population, resulting in plenty of appropriate restaurants and bars.

There are tropical plants everywhere

The kind of fare on offer!

A farang area

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