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  • Exploring Mukdahan
    3.5 stars

    The growing city of Mukdahan offers typically captivating Mekong River scenery along with all of the comforts and conveniences of a mid-size Thai city. Before you continue east into Laos or west to Thailand’s more popular destinations, take a couple of da ... read more

  • Riverfront temples in Mukdahan
    3 stars

    Peppered along Mukdahan’s riverfront are four small temples containing much-revered Buddha images, chedis, shrines and a few other interesting bits. Closest to Indochine Market is Wat Yod Kaew Siwichai, the highlight of which is a seated Buddha image that stands a good eight metres high and is ... read more

  • Phu Manorom
    3 stars

    The local tourism literature aptly describes Phu Manorom as “one of the province’s major places for relaxation”. One part temple and two parts park, it’s located atop a small mountain that affords great views down over the Mekong and into Laos. Often occupied by young locals who munch on ... read more

  • Mukdahan Tower
    3.5 stars

    Locally known as Ho Kaew Mukdahan, the 66 metre-high Mukdahan Observation Tower looms 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 entrance fee, even if the tinted windows in the air-con upper room ... read more

  • Indochine Market
    3 stars

    If you’re in desperate need of a plastic bonsai tree, a sock with Michael Jackson's face on it, a Thai-speaking calculator, a six-foot-tall plastic thermometer or a wholesale supply of Vietnamese spring roll wrappers, then Indochine Market is your place. The market is mostly filled with junk, ... read more

  • Phu Pha Thoep National Park
    3.5 stars

    Strange rock formations, viewpoints, wildflowers and a waterfall topped by a Buddha cave are among the attractions in Phu Pha Thoep National Park. It makes for a worthwhile day trip from nearby Mukdahan town, especially if you’re up for hiking the more de ... read more

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