Great breakfast at Anothai Hotel, on the road at 7AM – first stop – The Ancient City at Chum Phae – Interesting but leaves a lot to your imagination – they really don’t look like real bones, I thought they looked more like reproductions but you can’t get close enough to really find out. The local area has no indication that any thing exist here and it’s hard to figure out how they knew how where to dig. – you decide for yourself.
From here we headed to the King Cobra Village of Thailand past Khon Kaen on the way to Udon Thani. Here’s where the Google Maps really helped – asked several locals for directions to the place and each sent us on a wild goose chase – they just didn’t know their own neighborhood. They had boas and cobras and put on a hour free show, just asking for donations – nice. Finally we stopped at the Paradise Hotel in Udon Thani. We have been covering a lot of territory and so only stopped at a couple of venues – going off the main highways to get to these places takes a lot of time and I didn’t want to drive at night but still make it fully around in the 4 days allotted.