With its dominant Laotian ethnicity, the northeastern region offers the different facet of Thai culture. Many off-beaten track destinations are available in the region. Distinctive culture is represented as architecture, language, tradition and lifestyle. Temples in Laotian style with many other Khmer temples are a fascinating co-habitation of the cultural diversity.
The sprawling plateau is also dotted with archeological sites which can be traced back to pre-historic times. Archeological finds at Ban Chiang have proved that the northeastern region has been inhabited by human at least 5,000 years ago. The unearthed fossils of dinosaurs in Khonkaen are considerably profitable to the world geological studies.
Natural landscapes in the region are also considered second to none. Khao Yai National Park, Thailand’s most popular park boasts a dozen of hiking trials, beautiful waterfalls, and various protected wildlife from wild elephants to hornbills. Phu Kradung National Park in Loei province is always the favorite destination for hikers, campers, and nature lovers; the sunset here is considered one of the most spectacular in Thailand.