After arriving we explored the city of Ban Rai. The town consists largely of government buildings, of wholesalers and of repair shops for agricultural machinery. No nightlife, a few small places to eat, a market. That is all. The hotel does have a restaurant, a bit lower, in a river valley. Very nice to sit, and very good food. If you want to come to rest then you're at a good place.
The area is very beautiful. Until now we have only visited a few sites.
In 2006 we went for the second time to Ban Rai and this was certainly not for the last time. You should keep in mind that nobody speaks English in Ban Rai, so bring your dictionaries. And many of the sights are hard to reach, a high car with four-wheel drive is essential.
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