Located in the north-eastern part of Thailand, Nong Khai has been universally acclaimed as a popular tourist destination for decades. Located on the banks of the Mekong River and across from Vientiane in Laos, Nong Khai is famous for its pink sunsets and riverside coolness. A visitor would be bound to visit all the lanes of this place for its simplicity and beauty. Nong Khai is about 600 km north of Bangkok.
10 Best Nong Khai Attractions
Take a look at some of the best Nong Khai attractions that all travelers must visit on their next trip to Thailand’s paradise.
1. Sala Kev Ku
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Built by Luang Pu Bon Leua Saurirat about 20 years ago, Sala Cave is one of the most famous and visited places in Ku Nong Khai. It is a park filled with ancient, grand and bizarre statues of Lord Buddha, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and others. Most of these colossal statues are great relics of Buddhism. The biggest attraction of this place is the main building where pictures of various stages of Luang Pu’s life are painted.
Place: Samakkhi Community, Nong Khai, Thailand.
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
2. Wat Pho Chai
Wat Pho Chai is considered one of the most sacred places in the city and the people of Nong Khai worship it with all their heart. Luang Phor Phra Sai, one of the most sacred statues of Buddha, is located at this place. The head of this statue is made of pure gold and the body is made of bronze and the ornaments are made of rubies. This sacred temple is a must see for every tourist visiting Nong Khai.
Place: 873 Prajak Silpakom Rd., Nong Khai – 43000, Thailand
Time: 6:00 am – 6:30 pm
3. Issan Rum Distillery
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Issan Rum Distillery is a rum production house that is 100% agricultural in nature made from sugarcane juice. This is a very unique place to visit. The location is about 12 km away from the main tourist area of Nong Khai, on the edge of the city which gives it a secluded feel and a very tranquil atmosphere. Here, you can see how agricultural rum is prepared in a very clean and processed way. This is a very fun place to visit in Nong Khai.
Place: Ban Nong Song Hong | Kaibokwan Upazila, Nong Khai 43100, Thailand
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
4. Tha Sade Market
One of the largest markets in Nong Khai, Tha Sade Market has everything you need for your daily use and your luxury. All types of food products, clothes, accessories, furniture etc. are available in the market at very affordable prices. Every tourist must buy the souvenir he is looking for from this market.
Place: MI Chai Road | Nai Upazila, Nong Khai 43000, Thailand
Time: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
5. First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge
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The First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting the city of Nong Khai in Thailand with Vientiane Province in Laos. This bridge perfectly connects two different parts of the country and is the place where different people exchange their culture and travel from one part to another. This brightly lit bridge has the best view at night and the Mekong River and its sparkling waters below give a great look.
Place: Vientiane, Nong Khai, Thailand
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6. Nong Khai Aquarium
Nong Khai Aquarium is unique and world famous for its enormous size and unique features. The aquarium covers the entire route through which tourists have to travel. It will seem as if someone is actually traveling through the aquarium. This large aquarium houses a huge and unique variety of freshwater and saltwater fish and animals. An unusual animal found here is the Mekong catfish. This aquarium is in a university away from the main city. There is a scuba diving show here every day at 2 pm and it attracts a huge crowd. This huge aquarium which has a tunnel through which tourists can walk is definitely a thrill.
Place: Khao Ken University Nong Khai Campus | 112 there. 7, Nong Khai 43000, Thailand.
Time: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
7. Wat A-Hong Syllables
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This beautiful and huge temple holds a lot of ancient history for you. Along with the cave, the place is also home to the giant catfish of the Mekong. There is a huge statue of the goddess of the navel of the Mekong River. The goddess is worshiped for wealth and love and the local people worship and celebrate her on all occasions. The goddess is decorated with women’s items and incense sticks. This beautiful temple also has many statues of Buddha, which are made of bronze. This temple also houses a replica model of the famous Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, called Phra Phuttha Khuwanan Satsada. Tourists who want to see the historical background in such places should definitely visit this temple in Nong Khai.
Place: Ban Ah Hong, Tambon Khaisari, Amphoe Buang Kan, Nong Khai, Thailand
8. Fry That Bang Phuan
Being one of the most sacred and historical temples of Nong Khai, Phra That Bang Phuan is famous for its 29 Buddha relics. There is no record of any previously constructed remains of this old and ancient temple. The then king, Lan Xang Raja Setthathiratha, had new ruins built between the old ones, making it a huge temple. The view of this temple is grand as it is secluded from the city area and is considered very powerful and mythologically active. For tourists who believe in God and also crave for ancient history, this is the perfect place to visit.
Place: Nong Khai Province
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
9. And faya nose
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Lan Phaya is an excellent temple district in Nak Nong Khai. It is filled with countless statues of divine bodies and gods and goddesses. With a vast collection of sculptures ranging from Buddhism to Hinduism, the place offers historical and mythological stories in abundance. A very peaceful yet ancient place to visit for tourists who want to know Thai culture at its best.
Place: Nai Mueang, Nong Khai 43000, Thailand
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Situated between different political borders, Nong Khai has both historical and physical splendors, located between Thailand and Laos. A Thailand tour should include a visit to this beautiful and historical city in every possible way. So, book your next trip to Nong Khai with TourTravelHotels and get a customizable tour package holiday.
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