Information Isan

Destination: Isaan
Also spelled: Isan, Isarn, Issan or Esarn
Location Isaan: Northeast Thailand is divided into three regions: northern, central and southern
Province: Isaan consists of twenty provinces (Thailand Provinces 76 pcs) See list here!
Country Thailand

Nine largest cities: Khon Kaen, Loei, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Nong Khai, Roi Et, Ubon Ratchathani and Udon Thani.

Language: Isaan Lao, use the thai alphabet
Population: Approximately 22 million

Area: 160,000 km2  (62,000 sq miles)
(Considerably larger than England)
Maximum height: 1351 m (4432 ft) mountain Khao Rome

Isaan is located northwest of Bangkok between 500-1000 km (310-620 miles)
Neighboring countries are Laos and Cambodia

Here you can find information about Isan and is meant to assist you and guide you what makes Isaan unique and well worth a visit.

Events, festivals and holidays in Isaan

Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year) starts 13 April and lasts a few days, sometimes longer. Songkran is the famous festival which sprays water on everyone, from young to old and even police officers. It is celebrated all over Thailand and also of course around Isaans all cities and villages. Especially transport and accommodation can be busy this week, so book and plan your holiday in advance.

Loy Krathong is the beautiful and famous festival of light candles and beautiful small hot air balloons rising into the sky. Small fine floral boats with candles and incense are placed in the water (Krathong). Loy Krathong is not an official holiday, but still a very busy period, especially around Thailand and of Isaan., Usually only for one night. Transportation and hotel must be booked in advance.

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General information and Hospitals in Isaan

Banks, ATMs and money Exchange, some smaller communities, there may be limited resources.
Immigration Offices are in several places. and citys.
Hospitals and dentists available in all major towns.
Normally bigger towns and city's have almost everything you need. 

One can travel by plane, bus and train, In the city's buses, tuk tuk, motorcycle taxis and regular taxis. No matter what form of transportation you choose, the price should ideally be drawn up before driving otherwise it can become a problem. Read more about taxi!

Isaan is a very large area of 20 provinces and all major locations have hospitals and dentists, smaller towns have some sort of facilities.

Phone list local phones Isaan

Police, Fire, Ambulace: 191 (all over Thailand)
Ambulance: 1554
Medical: 1669
Fire Service: 199
Tourist Police: 1155
High Way Police: 1193
Report crimes: 195

Mixed number
Directory assistance Thailand: 1133
Tourist Service Centre: 1672
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT): +66 (0) 2 2505500
Immigration Office: +66 (0) 2 2873101-10, Website:
Immigration Authority: 1178

Transport number
Bangkok train station: 1690
Thai airways: 1566
Bangkok Airways: +66 (0) 2 1343960
Air Asia: +66 (0) 2 5159999

Isaan Airports
Nakhon Phanom (Northern Isaan): +66 (0) 42 587 215
Sakon Nakhon (Northern Isaan): +66 (0) 42 716 217
Udon Thani (Northern Isaan): +66 (0) 42 348 771
Udon Ratchathani (Southern Isaan): +66 (0) 45 245 614
Khon Kaen (Central Isaan): +66 (0) 43 468 190

Airports outside Isaan, In Thailand
Suvarnabhumi interactivity. Airport Bangkok: +66 (0) 2 1321888
Phuket Airport: +66 (0) 76 327230-7
Koh Samui airport: +66 (0) 77 428 500, +66 (0) 2 1343960
Chiang Mai Airport: +66 (0) 53270222 till 32
Pattaya Airport: +66 (0) 38 245 295
Chiang Rai Airport +66 (0) 5 3798000
Don Meang (NOTE old airport of Bangkok): +66 (0) 2 5351111

Credit card companies
Visa and Master Card: +66 (0) 2 270 1122
Lost Credit Cards: +66 (0) 2252 3712
American Express: +66 (0) 2 235 0990
Lost Credit Cards: +66 (0) 2 273 0044
Diners Card: +66 (0) 2 2330313
Lost Credit Cards: +66 (0) 2233 5644-5

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