Prap Haw Monument

Nong Khai

Nong Khai and the surrounding area came under several attacks by jeen hor (Yunnanese) marauders in the late 19th century. The small Prap Haw Monument (pràap haw means 'defeat of the Haw') in front of the former provincial office commemorates Thai-Lao victories over Haw invaders in 1886.

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1. Nong Khai Museum

0.12 MILES

This small museum in the former city hall has little more than old photographs, but there's just enough English labelling to make it worth a few minutes…

2. Wat Hai Sok


Wat Hai Sok is right in the thick of the action, across from Mut Mee Garden Guesthouse. It contains the 'Two Princesses Shrine' and is a popular place to…

3. Tha Sadet Market

0.64 MILES

This is the most popular destination in town. Almost everyone loves a stroll through this covered market despite it being a giant tourist trap. It offers…

4. Wat Tung Sawang

0.78 MILES

The bóht here is one of Thailand's smallest, but the artistic flair makes it quite attractive. Nine sculptures of celestial deities sit on fanciful…

5. Wat Lam Duan

0.94 MILES

You can easily pick out this temple on the skyline because an immense Buddha image sits atop the bóht. You're welcome to climb up (shoes off) and gaze…

6. Wihan Ji Gong

0.99 MILES

The city's newest Chinese temple is dedicated to Ji Gong, an eccentric and heavy-drinking Chinese monk (he's usually depicted with a bottle of wine) now…

7. Wat Pho Chai

1.16 MILES

Luang Po Phra Sai, a large Lan Xang–era Buddha image awash with gold, bronze and precious stones, sits at the hub of Nong Khai's holiest temple. The head…

8. Wat Noen Phra Nao Wanaram

1.65 MILES

This forest wát on the south side of town is a respected vipassana (insight meditation) centre on pleasant, tree-shaded grounds. Most of the extremely…