Traveling in Nong Khai province

Traveling in North-East Thailand

This is part 23 of the 48 (out of the 77) of all the provinces in Thailand I have stayed at least 1 night. Nong Khai province is a northern province of North-East Thailand and the gate-way to Vientiane in Laos. The all province borders along the Mekong River as border to Laos. The capital town is of course Nong Khai, originally famous for the ferry to Laos and the IndoChina Market, but since the building of the Thai-Lao Friendship bridge as International Thai-Lao Border the number of people coming to Nong Khai has changed. For me personally it was probably in 1997 that I was for the first time in Nong Khai town, while traveling to Laos. Later when I was living in Khon Kaen I would return many times to Nong Khai province, motorbike riding along the Mekong River. Nearby Nong Khai town are some big lakes where once a year the lotus flowers blossom. For more postings see the label Nong Khai province.

Photo above is a detail of one of the many images at Sala Keo Kou Buddha Park, just a few km east of Nong Khai town. Photo below is one of the lakes about 10 km west of Nong Khai town where in the rights season beautiful lotus flowers are blossoming.

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How to get to Nong Khai province?

  • 🚘 🛵 from Bangkok via route 2 (Mithraphap road).
  • ✈️ nearest Airport is in Udon Thani.
  • 🚞 the Train Station of Nong Khai is the end-station of the northern North-East Railroad from Bangkok. Although must be said that the railroad continues to Laos.
  • 🚌 from all major cities in North-East Thailand and of course from Bangkok. But also from places like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket.
Traveling in North-East Thailand

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!