The Isaan Record is proud to republish an illustrated essay by Kermit Krueger, a United States Peace Corps Volunteer working at Maha Sarakham Teachers’ Training College from 1963 to 1965.
Cemetery of Splendour (Rak Thi Khon Kaen) is filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s love letter to his native province, as well as a subtly bitter political statement on Northeast-Bangkok relations.
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.
The Isaan Record04/21/2016
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 […]
The Isaan Record04/12/2016
Today we bring you two stories: one of a beloved prince from Si Sa Ket province, and the other about how the Mun River was formed.
The Isaan Record04/07/2016
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.
The Isaan Record04/05/2016
The two Isaan folk stories today come from Roi Et and Sakon Nakhon. The lessons from these two tales are clear: Don’t cross the gods and don’t shoot white squirrels.
The Isaan Record03/31/2016
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.
The Isaan Record03/29/2016
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. […]