Isaan is the northeastern region of Thailand, and the main producer of Thai silk. Isaan is a wonder for culture, a mixture of Vietnamese and French influences in almost everything. Festivals are quite frequent and an experience all to themselves.
Tourism is not a large source of income for Isaan Thailand, so booking is not absolutely necessary to secure a trip. But to get the best experience it is recommended to rent your own transportation during your visit. Because of the lack of tourism, English is rarely spoken, but many expats are in Thailand and can assist in translating.
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