Banmai Rimkong Resort - Right On The Mekong

Discussion in 'Accommodation - Esarn North-East Thailand' started by brian_bkk, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Hi All,

    Recently picked up my Versys from Udon.. Decided to take a nice ride along the Mekong and over night before heading to Chiang Mai...

    Found this place last December and due to running late with the bike paper work / transfer.. Had the opportunity to visit again..
    Sadly.. It was getting dark and I pulled in to a resort 100 metres down the road.. and found the place I was looking for when scouting around for dinner.

    This has to be one of the hidden gems along this stretch.. Gerrie and his Thai wife have done a wonderful job.. They are extremely friendly.
    Even if you don't over night (which you should) it is worth a stop for lunch and a drink and relax in the restaurant and enjoy the lovely scenery..
    Great Thai / Lao food.. Half the staff are Thai and half Lao.

    Name: Banmai Rimkong Resort
    Email: [email protected]
    Telephone: 042441560, 08-66306176
    Date: 30/06/2012 7:43 am
    Latitude: 18º 03' 12" N
    Longitude: 102º 17' 13" E
    Trip Report:-

    Udon >> Chiang Mai >> Bangkok

    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-mo...n-Chiang-Mai-Bangkok-1-510-km-for-the-weekend
     
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  2. ronwebb

    ronwebb Ol'Timer

    Hi Brian, where is this place? On the Mekong but at which town on near what?
     
  3. VietHorse

    VietHorse Ol'Timer

    Just put the coord on Google Earth and find this: 211, Pha Tang, Sangkhom, Nong Khai, Thailand
    It's just beside the Siam Bungalow Resort (you can use this name to search on GE)
     
  4. BradThompson

    BradThompson New Member

    Just booked a stay here based on your recommendation. Hope it is everything you say it is! :)
     
  5. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    You will love it.. Nice place.. if you have time.. plenty to see around the area or just relax..

    Gerrie is back in South Africa.. But his wife is there and very friendly with good English.

    Enjoy

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  6. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

  7. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Christmas at Banmai Rimkhong with fellow GT-Riders.
    Frank, Rex and Rob.

    The resort is as lovely as ever with three new additional attractions.

    A lovely deck to sit outside and watch the world / Mekong


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    Two KLX 150L's for rent.

    Some great trails to explore around here.. All tracks will be updated to OSM in due course.

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    Beer Bar on the main road out the front..

    Nice to sit here after watching the sun go down on the majestic Mekong

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    What a great remote office :)

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    Cheers and beers

    Brian
     
  8. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Spent Christmas up at Banmai rimkhong this year.
    Great time and friendly as usual.

    A few renovations and additional rooms as well as Coffee shop.

    Lat 18.05308 Lon 102.28650

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  9. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    The new coffee shop.. And it has to be the best coffee with air con and wifi along the 211 between Nong Khai Town and Chiang Khan.

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    Worth a stop for coffee or lunch if passing by.. about 90 km from Nong Khai Town.
     
  10. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    A lot of people just blow thought Sangkhom.. In a rush to get to Loei for the boriing bars in the crappy town..
    Or heading to Vientiane..

    But there is a lot to do around Sangkhom.. Also.. The perfect place to relax and do nothing if that is what you like.
    I did nothing but took in a few places this Christmas.

    Wat Pha Tak Seu. Lat 18.03681 Lon 102.30512
    Now there is a new Sky Bridge..

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  11. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    17 km from Banmai Rimkhong. Village name. Ban muang :-
    View point Lat 18.16129 Lon 102.17006.
    Park then little tractor up the mountain about 3 km.. car park coordinates Lat 18.17161 Lon 102.17035.
    You could ride up here on dirt or adventure bike but no room for parking and the village may not be happy

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    Worth a visit and a stop over..

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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  12. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    I agree Brian, Sangkhom and the surrounding areas are a great part of Thailand, and the "Banmai Rimkong Resort" is a true winner, as your photos show.
     
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