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Udon Thani, Thailand & surrounds in January


Aug 1st, 2016, 05:26 AM
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Udon Thani, Thailand & surrounds in January

We are visiting friends in Udon Thani for 5 days next January but will take ourselves off on day trips in the area.
What are your suggestions for shorter motorbike rides &/or further afield with a driver?
Looking forward to your ideas
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Aug 1st, 2016, 08:35 AM
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honestly we did not find the area that interesting... I know your friends will have suggestions
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Aug 4th, 2016, 01:19 AM
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The town itself is pleasant enough.
Ban Chiang is a prehistoric site with museum paid for by UN or similar. About 50 km away It really is quite interesting and the village around it is cute too.
Unfortunately they still have the cheek to ask foreigners a higher price to visit. I don't object to nearby "locals" getting in cheap but when a place is internationally funded, I think it is taking the piss to charge foreigners more. despite this it is worth visiting - just leave a note in the visitors' book!

You really must go to Keeta Kawi restaurant - the food is fine but the resident live band who play a sort of Issan/Folk fusion are just incredible.
It's near the main Tescos just off the ring road there.

Of course Nong Khai is about 60 KM due north - on the banks of the Mekong, this is the crossing point to the Laos capital Vientiane. A day trip or overnight trip to Vientiane is perfectly feasible - but bear in mind you might cancel your visa (depending on type) on leaving Thailand. Otherwise you could drive along the Thai banks of the Mekong.
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Aug 4th, 2016, 02:48 AM
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Nong Khai is a great place to spend a few relaxing nights by the Mekong. Have a look at the Mutmee Guest House.
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