Why Come to Nakhon Phanom Thailand

Nakhon Phanom Mekong River

Thailand is a fascinating country, full of new experiences. There is something for every kind of traveller, whether you enjoy visiting temples and seeing places of historical significance, gazing on the beauty of nature or trying out some of the fine cuisine of the local restaurants and street markets. A great example of a place to visit in this country is Nakhon Phanom Thailand.

One of the biggest attractions of  Nakhon Phanom, Thailand is its location. The Mekong River offers beautiful views and is somewhere to sit back and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the surrounding area. A simple walk along the riverside boardwalk can be a pleasure in and of itself.

There are a number of places to stay where you can get your own private view of the river. Naturally a lot of hotels are more expensive as you get closer to the river. If your budget is tight then it is best to look for hotels that are a greater distance from the river as this will allow you to save a bit of money.

Another reason to come to Nakhon Phanom Thailand is to visit Phra That Phanom Chedi. This is the most revered temple in the Northeast of Thailand. It is located 50km south of Nakhon Phanom and is particularly popular with tourists.

Before visiting it is advisable to check the internet for etiquette guides for visiting the temple. As a brief overview it is important to dress conservatively (men should not be bare chested and women should avoid wearing low cut clothing). It is important to be respectful as these are religious monuments and as such should be treated with the utmost courtesy.

Another attraction for people to come to Thailand is the food. Given that the country is made of islands it is no surprise that seafood is often something that the local restaurants specialize in. In Nakhon Phanom the specialty is catfish. A lot of people love the fact that they can look out over the river and see the mountains of nearby Laos, adding an extra degree of romance and an epic quality as you enjoy the catch of the day.

Lao That Phanom

Lao That Phanom

A common misconception in the West is that the street food or other cuisine in Thailand is less hygienic than other countries. This is not true and the health and safety standards in Nakhon Phanom are stricter than some people may perceive. As with any local area it is worth checking reviews and feedback from people who have eaten there to find the ideal places to suit your palate and your budget.

In short Nakhon Phanom is more than just a stopping off point before you get to a temple. It is a relaxing place, based on the shores of a great and beautiful river. If you want to know more it is worth looking online to find reviews and photos of this iconic local area as well as more information on how to arrange travel packages. Alternatively you can ask your local travel agent for more information.

For Nakhon Phanom Hotels be sure to visit the hotels section to find out what hotels are cheap and easy to book in Nakhon Phanom Thailand.

Nakhon Phanom Airport is also useful for those travelling Thailand using its very affordable domestic flights. Check out our flights section for more information of flights to Nakhon Phanom Thailand.

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