Traveling in Nakhon Phanom province

Traveling in all provinces of Thailand

This is part 28 of the 48 (out of the 77) of all the provinces in Thailand I have stayed at least 1 night. Most people will know Nakhon Phanom as the gateway to explore the limestone mountains of Tha Khek in Laos. But Nakhon Phanom is a nice town to stay along the mighty Mekong River. Of course Nakhon Phanom was originally the trading town with Laos & Vietnam. And Nakhon Phanom gained economical status during the Vietnam War when the US Airforce did build & use the airport in Nakhon Phanom. Personally for me it was in 2012 that I was for the first time in Nakhon Phanom town, as part of a trip following the Mekong River from Nong Khai to Ubon Ratchathani. I love the architectural heritage with colonial style buildings or a sunset over the Mekong River and Laos with the limestone mountains of Tha Khek in the background. Around the old Vietnamese Clock Tower are some nice restaurants & pubs.

Popular Travel Destinations 

  • Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge 3 (International Border Crossing)
  • The Mekong River
  • Wat Phrathat Phanom in That Phanom
  • Cultural & Architectural heritage from Laos & French
  • Former home of Ho Chi Minh. 
  • Old Governors House & Museum
  • IndoChina Market

How to get to Nakhon Phanom province?

  • 🚘 🛵 from Bangkok via route 1, route 2 and route 22.
  • ✈️ the Airport of Nakhon Phanom (KOP) is serving daily flights to Don Muang Airport in Bangkok with Air Asia.
  • 🚞 nearest Train Station is in Udon Thani.
  • 🚌 from all major cities in North-East Thailand and of course from Bangkok.
Traveling in all provinces of Thailand

Traveling in all provinces of Thailand

Traveling in all provinces of 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!