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About Nong Khai

Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

 

Attractions

Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

 

Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

 

Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

 

Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

 

Tradition and Festival

Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

 

Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

 

Shopping

Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

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How to go

Take the Bangkok-Nong Khai bus at the Mor Chit Bus Terminal. The buses run daily.  For more information, call +66 936 2862 66

Take a Bangkok – Nong Khai train, call 223-7010, 223-7020 for more information and tickets.

Take a plane to U-don Thani province, and then take a bus to Nong Khai for 51 km.

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Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

 

Attractions

Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

 

Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

 

Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

 

Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

 

Tradition and Festival

Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

 

Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

 

Shopping

Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

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  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.

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    Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

     

    Attractions

    Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

     

    Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

     

    Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

     

    Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

     

    Tradition and Festival

    Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

     

    Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

     

    Shopping

    Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

    The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

    Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


    Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

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  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.

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    Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

     

    Attractions

    Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

     

    Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

     

    Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

     

    Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

     

    Tradition and Festival

    Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

     

    Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

     

    Shopping

    Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

    The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

    Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


    Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

    アドバイス

  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.

    Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

     

    Attractions

    Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

     

    Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

     

    Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

     

    Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

     

    Tradition and Festival

    Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

     

    Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

     

    Shopping

    Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

    The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

    Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


    Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

    アドバイス

  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.

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    Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

     

    Attractions

    Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

     

    Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

     

    Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

     

    Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

     

    Tradition and Festival

    Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

     

    Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

     

    Shopping

    Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

    The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

    Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


    Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

    アドバイス

  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.

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    Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

     

    Attractions

    Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

     

    Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

     

    Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

     

    Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

     

    Tradition and Festival

    Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

     

    Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

     

    Shopping

    Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

    The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

    Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


    Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

    アドバイス

  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.

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    Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

     

    Attractions

    Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

     

    Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

     

    Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

     

    Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

     

    Tradition and Festival

    Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

     

    Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

     

    Shopping

    Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

    The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

    Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


    Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

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  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.

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    Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

     

    Attractions

    Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

     

    Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

     

    Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’.  From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

     

    Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos.  It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

     

    Tradition and Festival

    Rocket Festival : the event is held every May.  There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

     

    Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

     

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    Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.

    The history of modern Nong Khai dates back over 200 years. Initially however, this riverside area was spotted with small towns and traces of ancient places have been found in temples along the Mekong River. During the reign of King Rama III of the Rattanakosin era, Chao Anuwong, the ruler of Vientiane, staged a rebellion. King Rama III appointed Chao Phraya Ratchathewi to lead an army to attack Vientiane. The army won with the support of forces led by Thao Suwothanma (Bunma), ruler of Yasothon, and Phraya Chiangsa. The king consequently promoted Thao Suwo to be ruler of a large town to be established on the right bank of the Mekong River. The location of Ban Phai was chosen for the town called Nong Khai, which was named after a large pond that lies just to its west.

    Nong Khai province contains the longest stretch of the Mekong River: 320 km. The area is suitable for agriculture and freshwater fishery. It is also a major tourist destination and the major launching point for journeys into Laos or exploring greater Isan (northeastern Thailand). Nong Khai features temples, traditional culture, a beautiful countryside, and a rural folk lifestyle, the most lively event of which centers on the Bung Fi Phaya Nak, the naga fireballs: an annual event whereby mysterious glowing balls of light rise up out of the river, believed to be sent by the naga king in honor of the lord Buddha.


    Nong Khai is a border town on the bank of the Mekong River opposite the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR.). A friendship bridge links the two countries and Nong Khai is a popular stop for travelers headed to Vientiane and greater Laos. Nong Khai has a charming capital city and the province features a number of beautiful natural attractions and a fascinating culture. Mud Mee, a special style of silk that is popular with the Thai royal family, is produced in Nong Khai and the naga fireballs, a mysterious annual event, takes place in the Mekong River not far from town.

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  • The naga fireball phenomenon occurs most often on Wan Awk Pansa, the full moon night of the 11th month of the lunar year that signifies the end of Buddhist rain retreat, usually in October.
  • Hotel rooms fill quickly before the Naga Fireballs; book a room in advance!
  • As a popular tourist destination, Nong Khai has a variety of accommodation options, many of which are alongside the Mekong River and include funky, affordable, and friendly guesthouses.

    As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Nong Khai has a variety of attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Nong Khai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Nong Khai:

    As a principally rural and agricultural area, Nong Khai has limited activities other than appreciating its beautiful geography and fascinating culture. Those who enjoy the outdoors, however, have a number of activities they can participate in, such as fishing and trekking.

    Most restaurants in Nong Khai serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

    There are several types of native products in Nong Khai Province. A few outstanding items are hand-woven textiles, wickerwork, silverware, mu yaw (a type of preserved pork), and Indian beach fruit.