Nong Khai Off The Beaten Path

  • The sandy white sand in the picture is Laos!
    The sandy white sand in the picture is...
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  • Tobaco being dried
    Tobaco being dried
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  • Tobacco Field
    Tobacco Field
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    Great place for the sunset.

    by pfsmalo Written Apr 15, 2014
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    We used the scooter to get out here, but of course a tuktuk would take you (for a price). Going west past the Friendship bridge along the Highway 211, you'll come eventually after a km or two to the Royal Jomanee hotel on your right.Turn into the carpark and go down to the end. Follow the dirt track past the small lake on your right to the rivers edge. From here you have the sunset views seen on the photos. If you have some decent light you may also catch the fishermen in the lake with their nets.
    There are no gates or restrictions to get to the dirt track through the carpark, and I can't imagine anyone stopping you.

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    Si Chiang Mai

    by imran8852 Written Mar 7, 2008

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    Tomatoes On The River Banks
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    Si Chiang Mai is a small village on the western part of Nong Khai. I was mistaken the first when I hear the name. I thought Chiang Mai & Si Chiang Mai was the same place. I was so naive! This place is famous for it product: ‘spring roll papers’. You can see farmers growing tomatoes along the river bank & the fish farms in the mighty Mekong. Other nearby places of attractions are Wat Hin Mak Peng & Wong Nam Mog Waterfall.

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    Tha Bo

    by imran8852 Written Mar 7, 2008

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    The sandy white sand in the picture is Laos!
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    We guess this must be one of the Nong Khai province that is closest to Laos because someone told us that we can just cross over during the dry season but of course we’re not going to try that! This is the tobacco producing village. If you travel to Tha Bo, you can see tobacco being grown along both side of the road. The greeneries of the surrounding area surely will sooth the eyes of every traveller especially if they come from such a hectic city!

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    Visit a Solitary Monk living at Phu Wua

    by FarangYai Written Jul 19, 2007
    Monk at Ghok temple cave

    There is a solitary monk living in the Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary west of Nongkhai. When an elephant died in a fight for dominance with another bull last year, the bones were brought to his cave after cremation. About a month after the bones were brought there, the winning elephant in the fight, probably smelling the sent of his rival, came up the hill to the temple looking around. The monk has a photo of the top of the elephants head taken from a ledge above him and was even able to touch the elephant. The elephant then tried to get into the temple cave where the bones were stored. There are some marks on the stone around the cave made by the elephant’s tusks. The door to the temple held, saving the temple from destruction by the elephant.
    You can spend the night under the rock ledges outside the cave . . . if you dare.
    Find out how to get there on the website.

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    • National/State Park

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