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Nong Khai (หนองคาย) is a city in North-East Thailand, capital of the Nong Khai province. It is situated directly at the Mekong River and is the site of the Friendship Bridge across to Laos. It is the Thai gateway to the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Nong Khai (Thai หนองคาย) is the one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... View of the Mekong before the sunset The Mekong is one of the worlds major rivers. ... Friendship Bridge is the name of a number of bridges linking countries separated by rivers or straits. ... Pha That Luang temple. ...

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Nong Khai's main sight is Sala Kaew Ku (also Wat Khaek), a park of massive sculptures (some over 20m tall). The park is the handiwork of the mystic Luang Pa Bunleua Sulilat, who bought the land in 1978 when he was exiled from his native Laos. Synthesizing Buddhism, Hindu and Confucian ideologies, Buddhas, many-armed goddesses, naga snakes and all sorts of human-animal hybrids dominate the scenery. Image File history File links Isaan Nong Khai Welcome sign Nong Khai, made myself 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Nong Khai ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Confucianism (儒家 Pinyin: rújiā The School of the Scholars), sometimes translated as the School of Literati, is an East Asian ethical, religious and philosophical system originally developed from the teachings of Confucius. ...

In more recent years, Nong Khai has become a popular destination during the Buddhist lent festival when mysterious balls of light, or Naga fireballs, rise from the Mekong river. The Naga fireballs (Thai บั้งไฟพญานาค, bangfai payanak) are a phenomenon seen in Nong Khai province, Isan, Thailand and Laos, in which glowing balls rise from the Mekong river. ... View of the Mekong before the sunset The Mekong is one of the worlds major rivers. ...

External links

Travel guide to Nong Khai from Wikitravel Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...



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