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  • The road to Sangkhom
    3.5 stars

    Laos loomed across the vast Mekong River as our motorbike hummed west. Water buffaloes, straw-hatted farmers and forest monks moved slowly in the heat ... read more

  • Than Thip Waterfall
    4 stars

    Located at the end of a narrow road shrouded in jungle, Nong Khai province's highest waterfall is both beautiful and secluded. It may be more out of the way than Than Thong waterfall, but it's at least 20 times better. Beginning at a usually empty visitor centre and parking area, a ... read more

  • Than Thong Waterfall
    3 stars

    Easily accessible off Route 211, Than Thong is a popular spot for locals to cool off while enjoying a picnic -- often with no shortage of beer or whiskey. During wet season, the falls gush over a series of short but wide shelves of rock flanked by massive boulders. The tangled roots of banyan ... read more

  • Wat Pha Tak Seua
    3.5 stars

    This mountaintop temple in the forest meditation tradition affords tremendous westward views over the Mekong valley and Sangkhom. Rimmed by potted flower bushes, a wide platform allows visitors to take in the breathtaking scenery from a few different vantage points. The temple also includes a ... read more

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