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    Nong Khai river life

    Here some photos from the Nong Khai riverfront, which is a surprisingly well-developed area.

    In the daytime the brown colour does spoil its beauty a bit, but the width and speed of the river is impressive.


    Wat Lumdoun is probably the most photogenic Wat in town


    The Friendship Bridge to Laos is unfortunately not very moving to look at


    Continue downstream to the end of the Rimkong road and you'll find this one, can't seem to find what it's called...


    The image of a lone fisherman would probably be much more idyllic without the icecream umbrella and all the junk lying around


    A welcoming dragon on the promenade


    Most of the locals seem to do some sort of fishing



    One afternoon there was a full semicircle rainbow above the promenade, which is very upmarket-looking compared to the town itself


    The sunsets are the highlight of Nong Khai, as it looks slightly west across the Mekhong


    At night there are loads of riverside eateries, but being low season they were mostly empty


    This was the most lively bar when I was there, albeit full of Laotians. Bars change hands or simply close pretty regularly in Nong Khai it seems
    Did you just make that up?

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    Any "action" in Nong Khai?

    Nice photos, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Any "action" in Nong Khai?

    Nice photos, BTW.
    theres a bit few bars at top end always a few nae bad in them, few other places dotted about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Any "action" in Nong Khai?

    Nice photos, BTW.
    If you look hard enough you'll find it, but I wasn't looking for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenBenBaa View Post




    Continue downstream to the end of the Rimkong road and you'll find this one, can't seem to find what it's called...

    Nice pictures.

    The picture above is from the chedi opposite Wat Taat. It is a replica of the chedi that fall into the river in 1849; remains can still be noticed when waterlevels in the river are low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Any "action" in Nong Khai?

    Nice photos, BTW.
    theres a bit few bars at top end always a few nae bad in them, few other places dotted about
    Top end ? Where ? At the river, pls ?

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    nice pics a green is sent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob63 View Post
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    Any "action" in Nong Khai?

    Nice photos, BTW.
    theres a bit few bars at top end always a few nae bad in them, few other places dotted about
    Top end ? Where ? At the river, pls ?
    Walk west from Tha Sadet (Indochina) Market , after about 300 m you enter "Alcohol Alley" , about 200m up on the left have 3 or 4 bars with freelancers , Nong's Bar being the most popular .

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    Hi,

    Any hotel with river view at NONG KHAI ?

    Thanks.

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    very nice pics indeed! Is there any resort along the river with beach front bungalows?

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    i like nong khai

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    i have photos from Nong Khai

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    River life pics

    Great pics BenBen, does it flood in the wet??

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    Nice pics Ben and thank you for sharing them with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buycondojomtien View Post
    Hi,

    Any hotel with river view at NONG KHAI ?

    Thanks.
    Yes, towards the Friendship bridge from the centre of town is a large hotel called the Royal Mekong which has good views. Haven't stayed there though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jks View Post
    very nice pics indeed! Is there any resort along the river with beach front bungalows?
    Mut Mee Guesthouse is probably the closest to that description, minus the beach that is.

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    Great photos of my favourite Thai city, which capture the riverfront perfectly. The chedi is a disappointment when you look up close. Unfinished, exposed concrete everywhere, badly painted (the gold paint is flaking) and non-waterproof paint used. Nice to know things like this aren't just confined to Pattaya.

    Am I alone in thinking the shitty beer bars that have opened in the past couple of years by the river should be shut down?

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    ^ can you be more specific ?

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    There's a little brothel village a couple of miles west of town along the river, might still be there.

    Looks like there have been lots of changes in Nong Khai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finney64
    Walk west from Tha Sadet (Indochina) Market , after about 300 m you enter "Alcohol Alley" , about 200m up on the left have 3 or 4 bars with freelancers , Nong's Bar being the most popular .
    A very belated thanks for that.
    I will have a look, if allowed for the boss. But nice to know in what direction to drift from tah sadet.

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    Beautiful sunset-picture you made of Nong Khai, thank you!

    Which bar is the picture below of it, do you remember the name?

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    No, but by now it would have changed name anyway. Bars tend to change hands a lot in NK. It was in the busiest bar area, just west of the market

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    Quote Originally Posted by buycondojomtien View Post
    Any hotel with river view at NONG KHAI?
    There is a very cosy little and new hotel right on the west side of he pra sadet market, just besides the mekong river.



    I like the hotel, the place has good vibes


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    Ban Mae Rim Nong Khai

    The room costs less than 800 baht.



    Room, shower and furniture are OK, the balcony is smal but enough for two persons.


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