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.

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part five)

Our Isaan folk tales series today takes you to Chaiyaphum and Kalasin for two tales of magical swans and sacred caves. Story 9: The Hunter and the Golden Swan IN THE PROVINCE OF CHAIYAPHUM THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL, LITTLE POND. It is near the mountains and it is filled with water all of the time. […]

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part four)

In our third week of publishing folk tales from Isaan, first published more than half a century ago, we take you to Maha Sarakham for a sad tale of witchery that turns out to be not so sad, and the story of a bad son who turned to religious works to atone for his grievous treatment of his royal parents.

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part three)

In its republishing of Isaan folk tales, The Isaan Record moves today north to Nong Khai and south to Khon Kaen with two tales tied to historical events in the metropole of Bangkok. Story 5: Three Buddhas from Laos LONG AGO THE KING OF LAOS HAD THREE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS. Each of his daughters loved her […]

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