Visit Nong Khai

Nong Khai is a small province located in Northeastern Thailand, situated on the Mekong River close to the Lao border. With its rich cultural heritage, welcoming locals, and stunning natural beauty it is a must-visit destination for any traveler.

One of the major attractions in Nong Khai is Sala Kaew Ku (also known as Wat Khaek), an elaborate structure made out of colorful mirrored mosaics depicting Buddhist images and tales. The temple was built by a Thai artist named Thawan Duchanee in 1978 and has become one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Thailand.

Another great spot to visit is That Phanom, an ancient temple which dates back over 2,000 years and houses four Buddha statues said to possess healing powers. The temple also serves as a shrine to local rulers from centuries past, making it an important historical site.

For those who are interested in history, Nong Khai has many interesting stories to tell - one of the most notable being that during WW2 it served as a staging ground for Allied warplanes flying into Laos and Myanmar (Burma). Tourists can learn more about this fascinating history at various museums and memorials throughout the city.