Nong Khai city in north east Thailand is a quiet and peaceful city. It is located along the banks of the Maekong river directly across from Laos. This entices people to go back there again and again.
Some of Nong Khai’s attractions include the Thai-Laos market and the Thai-Laos friend ship bridge. Taking a day trip for sight seeing between Thai-Laos is not a bad idea. The many temples in Nong Khai are stunning as well.
The relationship with people in Nongkhai and Lao is very strong. Even the language is similar. The culture is a mix between Thai, Lao, and Vietnamese.
I have to say that the spring rolls in Nongkhai are delicious. Every time when I went back to Nong Khai. I have to eat some.
If you have more spare time or not to hurry. Try to take a bus to the another city around there. ( have to be the bus with out air conditioner ) take a little bit longer than by car but you will get there. You will enjoy the trip even more. A lot of thing you can enjoy on the bus is such as have people selling local grill chicken on the bus and much more.
Sip beer with ice (as the locals do), as you watch a sunset over the Mekong river in Nong Khai. It is he best way to enjoy the life and peace of Esaan. Not to be surprise if you feel very enjoyable of the trip to Nong Khai.
Nong Khai is host to some great festivals. If you’re thinking about visiting Nong Khai, be sure to check the Thailand festivals page first.