"Nongkhai" Northeastern Thailand Things to Do Tip by manice
Northeastern Thailand Things to Do: 47 reviews and 140 photos
I stayed in Nongkhai for about 4 months. It is a great place with friendly people and welcoming smiles. But what place in Thailand doesn't? There is a festival every week and the river makes these events even more incredible to witness. I'll never forget letting a Khatong (a banana leaf boat that I made) float down the Mekong River for the Roy Khatong festival. Or when we lit a small hot air balloon and let it drift across and over into Laos. I forget the name of the balloon and the festival. Nongkhai is a wonderful town and truly reflects what Thailand is all about. Bangkok, Phuket, and other tourist cities are far too westernized. You need to visit the smaller towns to truly appreciate the culture and the people.
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