Head of Buddha statue in the tree roots at Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

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Nakhon Phanom

Nakhon Phanom (นครพนม) means 'City of Mountains', but the undulating sugarloaf peaks all lie across the river in Laos, so you'll be admiring rather than climbing them. The views are fantastic, though, especially during a hazy sunrise.


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