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This seemingly dilapidated Buddhist temple exudes an air of antiquity with age. No doubt, you can tell from its exterior there is a great deal of history to this monument. From the many old and worn out stupas that sprawled over the huge temple compound, it is easy to imagine the magnificience and majesty of this place during the peak of its...more
A good place for meditation retreat. This wonderful temple is nestled within a huge bamboo forest by the bank of the Mekong river. Within good visual distance are the villages of Laos just right across the river. This temple was visited by the Thai King and Queen annually when its founder, Luang Po Tate was still alive. Even with the passing away...more
It was my good fortune to be in Thailand for the occurrence of a special event. On the day preceding commencement of the Buddhist Lent, (16 July 2011) people paraded enormous candles down the street, before offering them to monks.Khao Phansa Day takes place on the day before the start of Buddhist lent. The date of is fixed by the lunar calendar,...more
Off the usual tourist track, a few kilometers from Nong Khai, is Sala Kaew Ku. It is a park featuring giant, unconventional, concrete sculptures inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism. A bizarre sight, the senses are overwhelmed at the volume of statues abounding in a relatively small space. Sala Kaew Ku was designed and built by eccentric mystic,...more
Cycle west along the Mekhong and just before you reach Sri Chiang Mai you will come across a park on the right hand side where you will find bushes cut in to the shapes of elephants and other animals. This photo was taken a long time ago but i passed by there more recently and it is real impressive to stop and take a look around.more
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9 Mitrapap Rd. Moo 10, A. Muang, Nong Khai, 43000, Thailand
Very nice looking restaurant where there is a room for eating and a room for for siting and relax with a cup a coffee... very nice coffee!I get a nice services of the english speaking thai lady... give the english a good 8 out of 10. She understand all i say... not happen everyday..The restaurant have all from a good thai, danish and food european...more
The owner, Joy, is well travelled and speaks excellent English.Every day she personally selects the freshest ingredients from the local Morning Market.Slow Cooking for taste, vitamins and no baddies: Joy does not own nor believe in Bay Marie. Every course is cooked while you wait.Her cooking is sought out by the local business owners who constitute...more
This tiny cafe is located beside the western entrance into the covered market. I actually had roast pork with some nice sauce, boiled potatoes and brussels (which I hadn't seen in any markets in Thailand, so I guess they were frozen!). Anyway, it was a bit of a surprise as are other western dishes such as weiner-schnitzel, fish and chips, lasagne,...more
You can choose to dine here at this Floating Restaurant or order your meal in advance before you take your cruise so they can prepare & serve it on board the boat. This way you can enjoy your meal & the cruise at the same time. If you don’t wish to take the cruise, you can just sit, relax & enjoy your meal here at Nagarina. Fried Morning Glorymore
The way I travelled to Nong Khai was by overnight train, from Bangkok's Hualamphong Station.Bangkok's Hualamphong Station is the main railway station in Bangkok, and is operated by the State Railway of Thailand. It is located in the center of the city in Pathum Wan District, and can be easily found by taxi or using the MRT (Hua Lamphong stop).The...more
There are 3 overnight trains a day from Bangkok to Nong Khai at 18.30, 18.40 and 20.00, all arriving next morning. Prices range from 258 for a 3rd class hard seat to 1,217 for a 1st class sleeper, 2nd class sleepers from 500 to 700 depending whether a/c or fan. Some hardy travellers take 3rd class seat and find themselves on a wooden seat, but from...more
I found a goverment bus run directly from Nongkhai to Suvannabhumi Airport.Just think it's a good idea.No need to get struck in traffic of BKK. For bus timetable,please check the website below for more information.Also this link plus other routes for Suvannabhumi Aiport directly.more
The main shopping area in Nong Khai is Tha Sadet market or also known as Indochina Market. Most of the products here are from China, Laos & Vietnam as well as Thailand. You can find Thai silk, clothing, electrical goods, local handicraft, basketry, jewellery & so many other things including food. Most of the shop here open after 9.00am & close...more
We saw Thai silk were sold in the shop & along the path way in Tsa Sadet market but since we're not the expert in silk, we can't judge the quality & know whether the silk is genuine. It sure is beautiful & make a good souvenirs even if it's not real. Thai Silk. It depend on the material.more
Just go straight to the bridge for the visa - no waste any time with the travel shops on the border. It's impossible to get the visa cheaer than at the bridge (be sure to have a few US dollars for bribes).
The tuk tuk drivers will try to rip you off at the station as well - be strong and start to walk it - they'll soon give you a better price.
Miscellaneous: There are three seasons in Nong Kai. The cold season is in October to February. During our visit the temperature drop to 15Celcius and we were told that it could drop to as low as 11Celcius or 12Celsius so don’t forget to bring your sweater if you come during this time of the year. Don’t fret if you forgot to bring your sweater…you still can buy it at Tsa Sadet Market for a very reasonable price.
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...more
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...more
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...more
Easily the jewel of the Northeast, the par-72 course excel in many areas... the quility and degree of difficulty of the fairways and greens, the general proficiency of the caddies and overall club facilties...
The only drawback is the small portion of food at the clubhouse ands only Singha, Chang or Heineken beer are available at the 19th hole drink hut...