Isan tourism appears to be on the increase, but its not only tourism that is growing in Isan. The largest and poorest region is attracting more economic activity to the region in the north east of Thailand. Tourists tend to enjoy the areas around Khao Yai National Parkwhere people can visit many attractions such as waterfalls, historical sites, art markets, caves, wineries, silk villages, pottery villages and more.
According to the Bangkok Post Newspaper, more real estate developers are touting new home projects in Isan as various provinces within the province attract industrial activity. High unemployment means an abundant labor force is in the waiting and highway infrastructure is already there. A transformation is in the early stages but some say, a social change will occur and as it does, real estate development will be ready to capitalize on rising incomes and improving fortunes of Isan residents. The paper reports that Khon Kaen, Mukdahan, Nakhon Ratchsima, Maha Sarakham and Udon Thani have the potential to become a new industrial zone.