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Please refer to a previous post titled Isaan Tawan Daeng (May 16, 2011) — I won’t be offering too much more concerning it. I had made an even earlier post that was titled Tawan Daeng Isan back on July 28, 2010.
The apparently discontinued blog Behind The Noodle Curtain has a January 19, 2009, post I’ve not yet referred to titled Bangkok Tawan Daeng rock/showcase one of Thai trip highlights:
One of the highlights of my visit to Thailand is the time spent in the Thai rock clubs, particular Tawan Daeng (Red Sun), found in just about every big town. Popular too. Because the house plays Thai pop, rock and up-country music, the latter especially popular not only in Isaan (northeastern Thailand) but even in Bangkok, as discovered last Saturday night.
Another reference I did not cite was a thread begun July 11, 2007, on the Thai360 forum titled Luktung/Morlam venues in Bangkok? A post of the following day said this:
Tawan Daeng on Phattanakarn has life music every night. be careful as there are actually two Tawan Daeng just opposite each other. one is for Luk Thung/Morlam, the other for Phua Chivit (Carabao-style).
there is also a newer Tawan Daeng on Ram Intra road.
Suffice to say that the Tawan Daeng on Rama III is not the Tawan Daeng Isaan. Neither is the one near or on Ram Indra or Intra, which is apparently licenced as a restaurant and thus allows whole families (that is, it does not become an adult venue after 10:00 p.m.). Both of these places feature German beer.
The January 12, 2012, article on CNNGO titled Mor Lam and Luk Thung: A guide to Bangkok’s Thai folk music scene gives the address for the true Isaan club:
484 Pattanakarn Road, near intersection of Phetchaburi Road and Phra Khanon Road. +66 (0)2 717 2320. Open weekdays, 8 p.m.–midnight and 8 p.m.–3 a.m. on weekends.
Rong Lao Tawandaeng
Pattanakarn Road, opposite Isaan Tawandaeng. Open Monday-Friday, 8 p.m.–midnight, Saturday-Sunday 8 p.m.–2 a.m.
As the earlier quote from the blog Behind The Noodle Curtain indicated, there are other Tawan Daengs in other cities in Thailand, including cities in Isaan. I am editing this post on September 10 (2012). Just last month (August 7, in fact), someone on TripAdvisor posted an excellent overview of the various Bangkok Tawan Daengs, and even mentioned some of the others elsewhere in Thailand: Quest for the perfect Tawandang? It received considerable response.
A few further references to Tawan Daengs outside of Bangkok:
Tawan Daeng is a Luk Tung bar, meaning it offers live music acts playing rural Thai music unique to Isaan. Both are great places to meet people and get a taste of Isaan’s unique culture. All of this is only a few of the things …
Publish Date: 04/08/2012 19:59
They said they wanted to go too so one of them went and got his 4×4, his girlfiend, her friend and next thing we were at Tawan Daeng. The place was jumping, with a good band on stage playing rowdy Isaan cowboy music …
Publish Date: 10/18/2010 5:43
Buriram in heart of Isaan, Thailand. Arrived in … You’ll find my favourite country music hall, the giant Tawan Daeng, plus Speed disco and numerous other live music venues. … You’d think they’d be lined up at Tawan Daeng.
Publish Date: 03/01/2009 23:28
The province of Sakon Nakhon lies in northeastern Thailand’s Isaan region, and is in the area once controlled by the Khmer empire. … center for the local crafts of woodcarving, silk production, and blacksmithing. Wha Yai and Ban Don Daeng are renowned for local silk products and textiles. Take home a memory or two! … If you like live rock, specially Thai Rock, why not head to the Tawan Daeng with excellent singers. Finally, check out Mak Mi Sigh Tan country music …
Publish Date: 08/25/2011 18:51
Buriram is located in Thailand’s North East region called Isaan. Its name means … The two major nightclubs in Buriram City are Speed Music Hall and Tawan Daeng, both attracting hundreds of people any day of the week. Lastly, one of the …
Publish Date: 04/08/2012 6:27
… and what are the pros and cons of living out that way? just to add, ive already lived out in issan so i kind of have a feel for issan life, and kind of miss it, but enjoy bangkok so i would like to try a thai town. ….. Soi Cola has lots of Karaokes and bars as well as Speed disco and not so far away there is Tawan dang(sp) disco So all in all there are are plenty of places to eat and drink and have some entertainment. Many many Thai bars around that are good fun as well.
Publish Date: 08/04/2011 10:25
If there’s a single explanation for the present political upheaval in Thailand it could be that the level of economic development in the rural areas, and especially in Isaan, has fallen too far behind that of the cities. While national politics and the purse strings are controlled by the urban elite, the slumbering popular …. If it didn’t have a bit of night life (Tawan Daeng rocks!), Surin would not even need a train station. 23 November 2009 01:43 · Martyn said… Andrew first I’d …
Publish Date: 11/21/2009 19:02
There should be a nightlife scene, meaning some clubs or discotheques like those in Ratchada, RCA or even those country style locations like Tawan Daeng. NO beer-bars or freelancer-places like Spicy. We in general don’t mind hookers, but the … or Tawan Daeng Khon Kaen might be a good option for you. There’s plenty of all of that there, and the town is quite nice too, at least compared with Udon and most other urban centers in Isaan. If you go check out the Kiwi …
Publish Date: 01/21/2009 9:07
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