What lies below should stay below

Fearing an environmental crisis that could end their traditional way of life, a local protest group in Sakon Nakhon is fighting against a Chinese mining project.

Perched on a poison treasure

Communities in Sakon Nakhon province fear China’s investment in potash mining could imperil agriculture and the environment. A photo story by Visarut Sankham.

Migrant workers spreading a meatless faith

Migrant workers are spreading a new faith in Northeast Thailand that has been illegal and suppressed in China for decades. This system of beliefs also works to popularize vegetarianism in the region.

Isaan train travellers can get comfortable

Train travel on the routes from Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani to the capital will likely be more comfortable as the State Railway of Thailand introduces new cars to refresh its outdated passenger system.