"Nong Khai by The Mekong River" Top 5 Page for this destination Nong Khai by chiabh

Nong Khai Travel Guide: 111 reviews and 333 photos

Nong Khai was voted the "seventh best places to live abroad" by the magazine "Modern Maturity"... and after visiting this town, the reasons are clear... The town is slow moving with friendly people... and most of all, the soothing and slow flowing Mekong River... which also depicts the quality of life here...

Nong Khai is about 51km from Udon Thani and 615km from Bangkok... It is an attractive tourist designation, both in its scenery and cultural sights... It is situated along the Mekong River marking the international border boundary with Laos PDR...This makes Nong Khai a major gateway to the Lao capital of Vientiane, a mere 24km away beyond the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge that spans the river...

A small leafy town of considerable charm, Nong Khai draws much of its fascination from its riverine location and its role as a frontier post... However, interest is not limited to a simple matter of geography, there are several venerable temples and other sights, along with a tranquil, almost rural atmosphere, which makes Nong Khai a satisfying destination in its own right as well as being a hopping off point for visits to Laos...


Getting There...

You can go to Nong Khai from Bangkok by road, rail and air... The fastest way to Nong Khai is to fly... The nearest airport is in Udon Thani... Thai Airways, Nokair and Thai Airasia fly this route with flying time of 70 minutes... From the airport, the airport coach will take you to Nong Khai in 45 minutes...

Daily buses depart from Bangkok's Mochit II Bus Terminal with the journey taking about 9 hours... Of course, you can also drive from Bangkok, taking Highway 1 to Saraburi...then onto Highway 2 to Nong Khai via Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani...

There is also a direct rail link from Bangkok to Nong Khai, taking about 11 hours....

Golf Course Around Nong Khai...

Victory Park Golf & Country Club

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A quiet, clean and peaceful town...
  • Cons:None that I can think of
  • In a nutshell:the seventh best places to live abroad
  • Last visit to Nong Khai: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 16, 2007
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (10)

Comments (7)

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Lovely Nong Khai page with excellent photographs! The temples and monuments at Nong Khai certainly look amazing. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • imran8852's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Just came back from Nong Khai but we didn't go to Sala Kaew Koo...Thanks for the info!

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2007 at 9:40 AM

    Very nice page of Nong Khai! very informative!

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 7:01 PM

    Appreciate this page ...I have the information all written down...going next week!!

  • vtveen's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2005 at 2:37 AM

    Hi great page about Nong Khai; looking forward for more pictures.

  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    what great travelogues, chia! a wonderful account of your trip and definitely will come to refer to you if - or when - i go!!

  • zin's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2005 at 8:02 AM

    I agree as Nong Khai is the 7th most wonderful town in abroad ,,, I will have the nice memory of my short visit there!


“Anywhere n Anytime For Golf ~ Going To Perth For Golf - August 22 To 25...~”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 5 7 0
Forum Rank:
0 1 0 3 1

Badges & Stats in Nong Khai

  • 10 Reviews
  • 24 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 23,364PageViews

Have you been to Nong Khai?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Nong Khai

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (3)