Mukdahan Tower

Skyhigh views with a touch of history

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What we say: 3.5 stars

This 66 metre-high observation tower lies at the southern end of town and looks like something built for air traffic control.

Views of the Mekong and across to Savannakhet are worth the 50 baht entrance fee, although the air-con top floor being encased in tinted windows doesn't help. The foyer and ground floor contain a collection of tribal wares and costumes from the area along with a selection of ancient pottery and interesting objects like an eagle trap, an elephant net and battle spears used when a tribe from southern China invaded the area in the late 1800s.

The second floor is home to a display on Mukdahan, including some century-old photos of the tribal groups along with displays of their clothing, various records of officialdom, a mouse deer skull, tiger tooth charm and a really cool palm-leaf recipe book.

The very top floor has a Buddha shrine but the views aren't great from here due to the shrine being caged in with steel bars.

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Samut Sakdarak Road, Mukdahan
Last updated: 31st January, 2013

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