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A few days driving round Isaan with stops at Khemmarat, Mukdahan, a stay at SubMukda Grand Hotel, a ride out to Friendship Bridge, sight seeing at Seven Blessed Martyrs of Songkhon, suckling pig at KenKaBao and then onto Roi Et.
Most of the area is mountains lying from the northwest to the southeast. There are many kinds of plants and stone fields where local people called “Dan” surrounding the peak. Phu Krasa is the highest peak and high 481 meters above the sea level.
The area covers with undulated mountains and plains. The area is abundant with many types of forest such as : mixed deciduous forest, dry-diptorocarp forest, dry-evergreen forest and hill evergreen forest
There are different wildlife species such as : Asiatic-jackal, barking deer, deer, wild pig and many species of birds.
Lots of Temples and Wats to visit in Mukdahan so check out our thread on them.
Ho Kaeo Mukdahan
Ho Kaeo Mukdahan is a 65-metre-high tower, 2 kilometres on the Mukdahan-Don Tan route. The lower floor features an exhibition on Mukdahans history, another on the arts and culture of various tribes and the way of life along the Mekong River from past to present. The topmost part is an observation room where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Mekong River, Sawannakhet and Mukdahan.
Kaeng Kabao is an islet that parallels the Mekong River. A wide rock plateau on the bank is popular for villagers seeking relaxation. Islands and beaches emerge in the middle of the river in the dry season, making the area more picturesque than in other seasons. To get there, take Highway No. 212 (Mukdahan-That Phanom) for 20 kilometres and turn right to Wan Yai and drive for 9 kilometres. Kaeng Kabao is 9 kilometres north of the district office.
Phu Mu Forest Park
Phu Mu Forest Park can be reached by taking Highway No. 212 to the 128-129 km. markers, then take a left-hand road for 12 kilometres. Phu Mu (Pig Mountain) is 353 metres above sea level and has a mountaintop plateau with an area of 4 square kilometres. Wild boars used to roam the area, hence, the name given by villagers. The summit has 3 vantage points, 100 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres from the park office, respectively. Visitors can have great views of Mukdahan from all 3 points.
Namtok Tat Ton
Tat Ton Waterfall is to the south of Nong Sung and west of Kham Cha-I on Highway No. 2030, 18 kilometres away between the 67-68 km markers. The waterfall is 7 metres high and 30 metres wide. A pool here is suitable for swimming.
Mukdahan Annual Thai Tribal Festival and Red Cross Fair
Exhibition of the history, arts, culture and way of life of 8 indigenous tribes, and various forms of entertainment.
Held January 1st.
Bun Bang Fai Festival The celebration of the rocket festival is held annually on 10-12 May at Mu 1-3 of Amphoe Don Tan.
Annual boat races held to celebrate the end of Buddhist lent