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Mukdahan

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  • Exploring Thailand's Mukdahan
    3.5 stars

    Nestled along the Mekong River in the distant reaches of northeastern Thailand (aka Isaan) Mukdahan is perhaps best known as the place to catch a bus to Savannakhet in Laos, or if coming from there, onwards to Thailand’s must-see destinations. ... read more

  • Indochine Market
    2.5 stars

    If you have ever wanted to buy a plastic bonsai tree, a broken compass, a sock with Michael Jackson's face on it, a Thai speaking calculator, some broken ceramics or a six-foot high plastic thermometer, then this is the place to pick up a bargain. Although the market is mostly filled with junk, you ... read more

  • Phu Manorom
    3.5 stars

    This small hilltop temple/park offers scenic views of Mukdahan, the Mekong and across to Savannakhet in Laos. There's little to see at the temple itself, but it's a breezy and pleasant spot to escape the midday heat. If you want to be like the locals, bring some food and some beers and while away ... read more

  • Riverside temples
    3 stars

    A few quiet temples are situated along the riverside road and are worth a peek both for a handful of individual sights and the overall relaxed temple air that makes for good photos of monks strolling around and dogs sleeping next to chedis. Closest to Indochine Market is Wat Yod Kaew Siwichai, the ... read more

  • Mukdahan Tower
    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 ... read more


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