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Top Choice Thai in Mukdahan

Bao Pradit

It’s a bit of a trek south of the centre, but this is a real Isan restaurant with dishes such as gôry kài mót daang (raw meat 'salad' with red ant eggs) and gang wăi (rattan curry). Though the English menu is myster…
Museum in Mukdahan

Hor Kaew Mukdahan

This eye-catching 65m-tall tower was built for the 50th anniversary of King Rama IX's ascension to the throne. The nine-sided base has a good museum with displays (labelled in English) on the eight ethnic groups of …
Thai in Mukdahan

Khrua Chow Wang

The menu is mostly Thai with lots of Mekong River fish on offer – the chuchi curry with catfish is one of the house specialities. There are several Isan and European dishes, including an unexpectedly good wood-fired…
Vietnamese in Mukdahan


This family-run place serving Vietnamese is rightly popular, and is a good choice for breakfast. The picture menu takes the guesswork out of ordering but leaves you clueless on the prices. There's no roman-script si…
Thai in Mukdahan

Mukdahan Night Market

Mukdahan's night market has all the Thai and Isan classics, but it's the Vietnamese vendors that set it apart. A few sell băhn dah (they'll tell you it's 'Vietnamese pizza'), which combines soft noodles, pork, sprin…
International in Mukdahan


This delightful place has a cool, retro theme and a mix of Thai and international food (expensive but good), art on the walls, chill music, and good coffee. It's a great place to drop in and meet other travellers, b…
Thai in Mukdahan

Wine Wild Why?

Housed in an atmospheric wooden building next to the river, this relaxing spot has bags of character and delicious Thai and Isan food. The wine selection is small, and available by the bottle only.
Buddhist Temple in Mukdahan

Wat Si Mongkhon Tai

According to one of the many legends associated with it, this temple's 2m-tall Phra Chao Ong Luang Buddha image is older than the city itself and was unearthed during Mukdahan's construction. It sits in a simple but…
Viewpoint in Mukdahan

Phu Manorom

You can get an impressive view of Laos and the Mekong from this mountain south of the city. The temple here has a small garden and an 84m-tall Buddha image is under construction. It's a popular place for photo ops, …
Market in Mukdahan

Talat Indojin

Among Thais, Mukdahan is most famous for this riverside market, which stretches along and under the promenade. Most Thai tour groups on their way to Laos and Vietnam make a shopping stop for cheap food, clothing and…