"Warm Hearts in Maha Sarakham" Maha Sarakham by shrimp56

Maha Sarakham Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 90 photos

Our group went to Maha Sarakham to visit the university there. This side trip was arranged by one of our group's leaders who had been a guest lecturer at the university previously.
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We weren't here for the town, but to experience rural NE Thailand in the hands of wonderful Thai hosts.

Our hosts were the storytellers from the university. This group acts out stories & fables in both Thai and English for area schoolchildren.
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Please see the "Dance" travelogue for the pictures of the dance performance they arranged for us!

We made two stops in the country -- one where they were harvesting rice and one where they were threshing rice. Please see the travelogue for those pictures.

  • Last visit to Maha Sarakham: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 23, 2004
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    You nearly need to wear earplugs when travelling over there, I struck some "Horn Happy" ones too!

  • pattayaraj's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2006 at 11:32 PM

    Hi Sally! Thanks for sharing. I 'll visit Mahasarakam next month and your tips help me a lot. : )))

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2006 at 2:20 PM

    How lucky you were to have such wonderful Thai hosts. Fine photos here on your tips and travelogues.

  • Jun 8, 2006 at 9:53 AM

    The better option is Taksila, the new hotel. Like Vasu this is close to the canal but on the other side of the centre. If you want a cheaper option try the trainng hotel in Mahasarakham Rajabhat University.

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 8:48 AM

    What fun that must've been! Your travelogue photos are wonderful , they tell a story that needs no words.....W

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2006 at 10:56 PM

    Hello Sally! What an excellent place on Maha Sarakham! I would love to visit it some day. Beautiful pics and great info. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2006 at 9:40 PM

    Great shots of amazing Phrathat Nadun. Very good and interesting tips. Haha, I'd love that local takeout!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 7:20 PM

    Great tips and pics!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2005 at 4:40 AM

    Wonderful page, Sally! It sure is another world!!

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2005 at 5:49 PM

    wonderful pics and most interesting tips of an area in Thailand I have yet to visit ... and it seemed that your host WAS right that you liked the spicy chicken, for otherwise you would not have stated that you were "very satisfied" ...

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