Nong Khai
The Essential
A transport link between Thailand and Laos, the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge crosses the Mekong at Nong Khai. As a result, this village attracts visitors interested in exploring neighbouring Laos and its capital, Vientiane. Nong Khai has a Laotian air to it, as witnessed by sights such as Wat Pho Chai, a temple housing the Luang Pho Phra Sai, an elegant 16C statue of Buddha.