Isaan in the 1960s – A day at the races (part two)

Read the second part of the essay “A day at the races” by Kermit Krueger, who was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer working at Maha Sarakham Teachers’ Training College from 1963 to 1965. It’s a personal account of life as a foreign teacher in Maha Sarakham in the 1960s and also a historical document of the Northeast during that period.

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part eleven)

In this final part of our Isaan folk tale series we present two stories featuring important cultural aspects of the Northeast: the rocket festival and the string-tying ceremony. 

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part ten)

This week The Isaan Record has a story about Surin and its famous connection to elephants, and the story of a Korat woman who “saved” the Thai there from an “invasion” of a Lao army. We will continue with more stories next week. Have a nice Songkran! Be safe! Story 19: The Land of the […]

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part eight)

This week in our series of Isaan folk tales, first published in 1965, we finally arrive to Ubon Ratchathani province with two tales: one about a very different kind of temple near the Mun River, and a story of an ungrateful son.

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part six)

Our Isaan folk tales series today takes us to Nakhon Phanom in the corner of the Northeast and back west to Sakon Nakhon. Today’s tales recount the stories behind some of the region’s most important temples and lakes.

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