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Travel Warning WARNING: Travelling to the border area of Si Saket province can be dangerous and is strongly discouraged by most embassies due to an ongoing border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia. These disputes have turned violent in April 2009, February 2011 and May 2011, causing at least 41 deaths among military forces and civilians.
(Information last updated May 2011)

Southern Isaan is a region of Thailand. Geographically it is part of the Mun River Basin.


Map of Southern Isaan
  • 1 Buriram
  • 2 Chong Mek
  • 3 Kantharalak — gateway to Preah Vihear
  • 4 Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) — the largest city of Isaan
  • 5 Nang Rong — the Khmer ruins of Phanom Rung and Muang Tam
  • 6 Pak Chong
  • 7 Phimai — the site of historical Khmer ruins
  • 8 Si Saket
  • 9 Surin — the annual Elephant Roundup in November
  • 10 Ubon Ratchathani

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Get in[edit]

  • Ubon Ratchathani International Airport (UBP IATA)

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  • Preah Vihear — Khmer temple actually located in Cambodia. Access from Thailand depends on diplomacy between the two countries, whose governments occasionally think it wise to expend bullets and lives over the ruins.
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