NONG KHAI

NONG KHAI

Nong Khai is a province in the northeastern Thailand on the right side of the Mekong River, opposite to Tha Ma Dua of Laos.

Attractions

Prab Hor Monument : This monument was built to honor those who died in the fight against Chinese Hor rebellion.

Luang Pho Pra Sai : this sacred Buddha image is worshipped by many people, located on Pho Chai Road.

Hat Chom Manee : the beach on the Mekong River known as ‘Pattaya E-san’. From the beach, you can clearly see the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge : it is a bridge over the Mekong River, connecting Nong Khai province with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos. It was founded by the cooperation of Australia, Laos and Thailand with a length of 1.2 km and a width 15 m.

Tradition and Festival

Rocket Festival : the event is held every May. There is a rocket competition to worship holy angels and pray for rain.

Thai-Lao Rowing Festival : at the end of Buddhist Lent, there is a festival featuring offering food to monks and long boat races on the Mekong that Thai and Lao will take turn to host the festival.

Shopping

Textiles and basketwork, silverwear, white pork sausage, velvet tamarinds and pineapples are the well-known local products.