Silk in Chaiyaphum, Northeast Thailand, Big Business

Ban Khwao is located about 15 kilometers west of Chaiyaphum town on road 225. This place is what you would imagine Chonnabot in Khon Kaen to be like if you read the propaganda. 2 large roads into the town lined with silk outlets and in town as well. This is not the folksy Isaan sell, but a place for the silkaholic.  Row after row of parking for tourist coaches from Bangkok sit alonngside building after building selling silk. I was told that coachloads arrive on the weekends to buy silk and by the look of the carparks I believe it. Come to buy, but not watch  silk being made. This is not your warm and fuzzy Kalasin town or even laid back like Chonnabot in Khon Kaen. This is western style in you face retail. Not to ignore the prices are a fraction of what you would pay for the same product in Bangkok. Both traditional and modern style are on hand.

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  2. […] Ban Khwao is located about 15 kilometers west of Chaiyaphum town on road 225. This place is what you would imagine Chonnabot in Khon Kaen to be like if you read the propaganda. 2 large roads into the…Continue reading […]

  3. […] Ban Khwao is located about 15 kilometers west of Chaiyaphum town on road 225. This place is what you would imagine Chonnabot in Khon Kaen to be like if you read the propaganda. 2 large roads into the…Continue reading […]

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