Nong Khai
in Changwat Nong Khai, Thailand

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
17.878 and 102.742 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 17° 52' 42" and E 102° 44' 31"
Currency and Currency Code:
Baht - THB
Spoken languages:
Thai, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:11 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Asia/Bangkok
UTC/GMT offset: 7 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:34 am and 6:36 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-15.365 and -75.162 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
San Juan de Marcona
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Current travel safety evaluation for Thailand in South-Eastern Asia

Safety Score: 2,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Thailand.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Thailand. Last Update: 2024-05-18 08:26:29

Discover Nong Khai

Nong Khai in Changwat Nong Khai with it's 63,609 citizens is a city in Thailand about 322 mi (or 517 km) north-east of Bangkok, the country's capital city.

Local time in Nong Khai is now 08:11 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Asia / Bangkok with an UTC offset of 7 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Nong Khai. The closest is airport we know is Wattay International Airport in Laos in a distance of 14 mi (or 23 km). The closest airport in Thailand is Udon Thani Airport in a distance of 34 mi (or 23 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Ban Chiang Archaeological Site in a distance of 47 mi (or 75 km), South-East. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Tha Bo, Vientiane, Si Chiang Mai, Sa Khrai and Phen. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 37°C / 98 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 34°C / 93 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Chance of rainfall 4%
Air Humidity 43%
Air Pressure 1003 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 89% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Monday, 20th of May 2024

34°C (94 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 21st of May 2024

26°C (78 °F)
24°C (74 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 22nd of May 2024

31°C (88 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Hop Inn Nong Khai

0,2 mi
889 Moo 3, Nai Mueang
43000 Nong Khai

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Nightmarket in Thailand (Nong Khai) Fisheye View

Published: January 11, 2015
Length: 49:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: nils169

Small nightmarket in Nong Khai along the Mekong River in Thailand.On the other side is Laos. Filmed with a 8mm Fisheye Lens in January 2014. It was a cold day with about 17°C. 1USD= 33THB...

From Nong Khai in Thailand to Vientiane in Laos

Published: June 19, 2014
Length: 12:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Torsten Matzak

via the Friendship Bridge over the Mekong.

Wat Khaek (Sala Kaeo Ku) in Nong Khai

Published: February 14, 2014
Length: 00:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Michael Schaller

In Nong Khai liegt der wunderschöne Sala Kaeo Ku (Wat Khaek). Mehr zu Nong Khai in Thailand:

Mekong River between Nongkhai Thailand & Vientianne, Laos.

Published: June 16, 2011
Length: 18:11 min
Rating: 1 of 5

Beginning looking down the Mekong River Walkway from Thailand side panning to viewing up river and Friendship Bridge , the Laos border crossing point for the capital city, Vientianne,Laos !

Mekong Fish Farming, Nong Khai, Thailand

Published: April 20, 2014
Length: 55:07 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: survivalblue

fish farming.

Fishing on the Mekong, Nong Khai province, Thailand

Published: April 20, 2014
Length: 28:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: survivalblue

netting on the Mekong.

Visa Run Time, oooh yeah Tranquillize's photos around Nong Khai, Thailand (nong khai visa run)

Published: December 18, 2010
Length: 32:21 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Tranquillize's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod...

Nong Khai, Mekong fish farms, Thailand

Published: June 27, 2013
Length: 21:49 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: survivalblue

fish farms on the Mekong river in Nong Khai province.

Chinese temple, Lam Duan, Nong Khai, Thailand

Published: April 20, 2014
Length: 52:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: survivalblue

Chinese temple next to Wat Lam Duan.

Nong Khai FT หนองคายเอฟที หวีดร้อง

Published: June 20, 2013
Length: 03:53 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Aurélien Oberson

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Right- and left-hand traffic

The terms right-hand traffic and left-hand traffic refer to regulations requiring all bidirectional traffic to keep either to the right or the left side of the road, respectively. This is so fundamental to traffic flow that it is sometimes referred to as the rule of the road. This basic rule eases traffic flow and reduces the risk of head-on collisions. Today, about 66.1% of the world's people live in right-hand traffic countries and 33.9% in left-hand traffic countries.

Located at 17.8874, 102.712 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Chirality, Driving, Lists of countries, Road transport, Traffic law

Nong Khai Province

Nong Khai is the northernmost of the north-eastern (Isan) provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are (from east clockwise) Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani and Loei. To the north it borders Vientiane Province, Vientiane Prefecture and Bolikhamxai of Laos.

Located at 17.8681, 102.744 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Nong Khai Province, Isan, Provinces of Thailand, Populated places on the Mekong River

Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

The First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge is a bridge over the Mekong, connecting Nong Khai province and the city of Nong Khai in Thailand with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos - the city of Vientiane is approximately 20 km from the bridge. With a length of 1,170m (0.73 mi), the bridge has two 3.5m (11 ft 6 in) wide road lanes, two 1.5m (4 ft 11 in) wide footpaths and a single 1000 gauge railway line in the middle, straddling the narrow central reservation. The rail gauge is 1000mm.

Located at 17.8783, 102.716 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
International bridges, International railway lines, Bridges in Thailand, Bridges in Laos, Rail transport in Laos, Railway lines in Thailand, Bridges completed in 1994, Laos–Thailand border crossings, Road-rail bridges, Bridges over the Mekong River, Buildings and structures in Nong Khai Province, Buildings and structures in Vientiane

Nong Khai

Nong Khai (เทศบาลเมืองหนองคาย, Thesaban Mueang Nong Khai or หนองคาย or Nong Khai) is a city in North-East Thailand. It is also the capital of Nong Khai Province. Situated on the Mekong River, near the site of the first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, spanning the river to Laos. The Thai-Lao Friendship bridge was largely funded by a gift to the Lao Government by the Australian Keating Labour Government.

Located at 17.8803, 102.745 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Nong Khai Province, Laos–Thailand border crossings, Populated places on the Mekong River

Buddha Park

Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan (as well as other variations of the spelling), is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane, Laos in a meadow by the Mekong River. Although it is not a temple (Wat), the park may be referred to as Wat Xieng Khuan, since it contains numerous religious images. The name Xieng Khuan means Spirit City. The park contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues. The socialist government operates Buddha Park as a tourist attraction and public park.

Located at 17.9123, 102.765 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Laotian art, Visionary environments, Sculpture gardens, trails and parks, Colossal Buddha statues, Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Protected areas of Laos

Sala Keoku

Sala Keoku is a park featuring giant fantastic concrete sculptures inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism. It is located near Nong Khai, Thailand in immediate proximity of the Thai-Lao border and the Mekong river. The park has been built by and reflects the personal vision of Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat and his followers (the construction started in 1978).

Located at 17.8869, 102.782 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Visionary environments, Thai art, Sculpture gardens, trails and parks, Colossal Buddha statues

Thanaleng Railway Station

Thanaleng Railway Station, also known as Dongphosy Station (Ban Dong Phosy in Lao), is a railway station in Dongphosy village, Hadxayfong district, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos. It is located 20 km east of the Lao capital city of Vientiane and 4 km north of the border between Laos and Thailand along the Mekong River. The station opened on March 5, 2009, becoming part of the first international railway link serving Laos.

Located at 17.9031, 102.71 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Nong Hai, Ban Mi Chai, Changwat Nong Khai, Hnohnggai, Muang Nong Khay, Amphoe Muang Nong Khai, Changwat Nang Khai, Muang Nawng Kai, Naung Khai, Michai, Nawng Kai, Nong Kai, Nong Khai, Mueang Nong Khai, ནོང་ཁའི།, QJX, ノーンカーイ, 농카이, نونگ کھائی, Нонгкхай, เทศบาลเมืองหนองคาย, หนองคาย