Wat Phu Tok, Bueng Kan, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 30 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Bueng Kan, Featured, Isaan, Thailand, Weird | Tags:

Wat Phu Tok is one of Thailand’s true wonders. This giant sandstone outcrop, which can be seen from miles around, is accessed via a series of mainly wooden steps. It consists of seven levels, which represent the seven factors of Buddhist enlightenment. Monks come here to meditate, so you need to be quiet when visiting. …

BK Place Hotel, Bueng Kan, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 30 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Bueng Kan, Isaan, Thailand, Where We Stayed | Tags: ,

For our visit to Wat Phu Tok, we decided to stay at BK Place Hotel in Bueng Kan, which is around 40 kms away. It’s a 3-star hotel and we opted for the Deluxe Room, which cost 890 baht ($28) per night. It’s a brand new hotel, so everything is in great condition. They’re also …

Vegetarian Restaurants In Bueng Kan, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 29 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Bueng Kan, Isaan, Thailand, Vegetarian Food | Tags:

Maybe I should have named this post Vegetarian Restaurant In Bueng Kan, because there is only one there. We only ate there once and the food was good. We had Noodle Soup, Deep Fried Giant Mushrooms and Larb. All were very tasty. I’m not a big fan of deep fried food, but these giant mushrooms …

How To Get From Nong Khai To Bueng Kan

By : Manfred T | 29 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Bueng Kan, Isaan, Nong Khai, Thailand, Transport | Tags: , ,

For the next part of our travels we wanted to go to see Wat Phu Tok in Bueng Kan province, so needed to get from Nong Khai to Bueng Kan. We discovered that there are only four vans (minibuses) a day that travel to Bueng Kan, the No. 834 from Nong Khai Bus Terminal. The …

Vegetarian Food In Nong Khai, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 28 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Isaan, Nong Khai, Thailand, Vegetarian Food | Tags:

We spent a few days in Nong Khai before crossing the border to Laos and managed to find three vegetarian restaurant. We also ate at one non-vegetarian restaurant that had a decent vegetarian menu. We also passed a few non-vegetarian restaurants that had vegetarian menus but didn’t eat at them. You should be able to …

Things To Do In Nong Khai, Thailand

By : Manfred T | 28 Jul 2014 | Posted in: Isaan, Nong Khai, Thailand | Tags:

Nong Khai is a small town in Thailand’s Isaan region, right next to the Mekong River. From here you can cross the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge and travel the short journey to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Nong Khai is quite a quiet town, but there’s enough to do to keep you busy for a …

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