Si Wilai Vacations
While in Si Wilai, make sure you spend some time at the Wat Phu Tok.
Visiting just one town or city, no matter how popular, will only ever furnish you with a narrow window into the broader rhythms and life-ways of a region. So schedule in some time to enjoy Bueng Kan 's other sights and attractions. You'll also find Ban Phaeng, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest, and Phon Phisai 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast.
If you really want to get a taste for the area you are in, take the time to visit the region's cafés and restaurants. These are good spots to rub shoulders with friendly locals as well as sample popular dishes. Northeast Thailand is popular drink to have at any time of day.
Maybe one of the most useful gestures you can offer to a region's people is to go to the trouble of understanding a little of their language. Picking up a range of key words and phrases like "Yàak dtên ram măi?", meaning "Would you like to dance with me?", can make your vacation all the more memorable. "Kun maa jàak tee năi?" ("Where are you from?") is also useful.
When it is time to leave Bueng Kan, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Laa gòn ná" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be heading home with special photos, momentos and memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.