Top Choice Sculpture Park in Nong Khai

Sala Kaew Ku

Yes, it's cheesy, but the sheer size of the sculptures at Sala Kaew Ku can't fail to impress. Built over a period of 20 years by Luang Pu Boun Leua Sourirat, a mystic who died in 1996, the park features a weird and …
Buddhist Temple in Nong Khai

Wat Pho Chai

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 of the image is pure gold, the body is bronze and the ùt·sà·n…
Buddhist Temple in Nong Khai

Wat Noen Phra Nao

This forest wát on the south side of town is a respected vipassana (insight meditation) centre on pleasant, tree-shaded grounds. Some extremely ornate temple architecture, including perhaps the most rococo bell towe…
Buddhist Temple in Nong Khai

Wat Lam Duan

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 over the Mekong with it.
Buddhist Temple in Nong Khai

Wat Tung Sawang

The bóht here is one of Thailand's smallest, but the artistic flair makes it one of the prettiest. Nine sculptures of celestial deities sit on fanciful pedestals alongside it.
Museum in Nong Khai

Nong Khai Museum

This small museum in the former city hall has little more than old photographs, but there's enough English labelling to make it worth a few minutes of your time, and the price is right.
Market in Nong Khai

Tha Sadet Market

It is the most popular destination in town and almost everyone loves a stroll through this covered market. It offers the usual mix of clothes, electronic equipment, food and assorted bric-a-brac, most of it imported…
Aquarium in Nong Khai

Nong Khai Aquarium

First impressions may not overwhelm at this aquarium, as some of the early displays look a little shabby, but the further you go the more interesting it gets, especially the impressive giant Mekong river tank. A hig…
in Nong Khai

Sanjao Pu-Ya

Buddhist Temple in Nong Khai

Wat Si Muang

An unremarkable wát close to the market action.