Nakhon Phanom and That Phanom

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Nakhon Phanom and That Phanom

Tat Phanom

Tat Phanom

The route from Nong Kai to Nakhon Phanom was not clear.  I asked at the bus station several times and received conflicting information so on the travel day I showed up in the morning and hoped for the best.  A couple of options exist.  It is possible to take a bus to Udan Thani and then change to Nakhon Phanom.  There is also a direct bus.  I was ushered onto a bus that was to be leaving at 8:30 am so with ticket in hand I had a seat on a bus and was ready to go.  A few minutes later I was directed off the bus I was on and asked to wait for a bus that was to leave at 9;30 that was “direct” to Nahiom Phanom. The bus arrived and little did I know it was a local bus that stops along the way for people to get on and get off.  The route was interesting in that it followed the Lao Thai border.  But saying that it took all day to get to nakhon Phanom.  I arrived late Sunday afternoon and selected the friendly Windsor Hotel.  The room had a balcony, A/C, fridge and tv with muliple channels including BBC and wifi could be assessed from the lobby.  This was for a mere 350 Bhat.  I was delighted and stayed two nights as I wanted to visit the highly revered That Phanom temple in the village 50 kilometers from Nakhon Phanom.

Tat Phanom main temple

Tat Phanom main temple

By |December 9th, 2009|Categories: South East Asia--Fall 2009|2 Comments

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2 Comments

  1. Erica December 9, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I love the pictures!

  2. Phyllis Fajersson January 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Spectacular pictures but the part I like best is reading your “diary.” No detail is too small for me. Did u hear the China’s reporting a worrisome (says BBC) over-abundance of men in the population? I talked to a few young Chinese whose parents had broken the “one child” rule – the price was very high, they showed me. I hope you’re loving every minute of your travel-rich life.

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