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The province of Nong Khai

General information about the province of Nong Khai

Province capital: Nong Khai
Name in Thai: หนองคาย

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nong khai

Province of region Northeastern Thailand (Isaan)

Located in the northeast of Thailand, Nong Khai province offers a picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Bordered by the majestic Mekong River, and facing Laos, for which it is the number 1 crossing point, this destination is famous for its natural landscapes, historic temples and culture.

Visitors to Nong Khai can explore emblematic sites such as Sala Keoku, a very pretty private Buddha park, enjoy the riverfront with its 2 large Naga statues and its small amrché at night, stroll through the huge market Tha Sadet without forgetting the small skywalk in the Sangkho district and some pretty viewpoints on the road along the Mekong. Additionally, ancient temples like Wat Pho Chai offer travelers the opportunity to experience traditional Buddhist architecture and local customs.

The town of Nong Khai is also famous for its fireball festival, the Naga Fireball Festival at the end of Buddhist Lent. Whether you believe in this supernatural phenomenon or not, the festival is grandiose. Just like the one organized for Songkran.

Gourmets will be able to taste tasty local dishes, while nature lovers will be able to enjoy magnificent sunsets over the Mekong.

Destinations to visit in Nong Khai

Nong Khai

If many travelers come to Nong Khai to go to Laos or stop here on their way back from Laos, this town on the banks of the Mekong has more to offer than its Friendship Bridge to the neighboring country and its proximity to Vientiane, the Laotian capital city. Its river front is very nice. In the evening at sunset, it animates nicely with restaurants that install their tables along the railing, offering a nice view over the river and the sunsets.

Nong Khai has also others attractions besi...


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