Mukdahun to Nakhon Phanom.

Moto-Rex

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Mukdahun - Nakhon Phanom.

I had only seen these two towns from the Laos side, so as I was in the region I thought Id have a closer look.

The Mass Transport system in Mukudan.
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Looking across the Mekong river to Savannakhet
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And looking upstream to the bridge while having "sunset beers."
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The first you realize when your in Mukdahan, is your never going to go hungry or thirsty there.
Ive never seen so many restaurants, food markets and bars in one town.
Whether you want big fancy places on the river, or cheap eats at the local market, Mukdahuns got it all and more.

The town really comes to life at night.
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I love these markets.
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Yum Yum....Classic Isarn cuisine. :shock:
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Nice looking police bike. GSX400
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I stayed at the Huanum Hotel Mukdahan.
Wifi, air con, etc for 300baht....what a bargain. Also has coffee shop with toasted sandwiches.
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GPS N16 32.637 E104 43.795

I decided to ride to Nakhon Phanom following to river as close as possible, which meant riding through small towns on narrow roads like this.
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The Mukdahan - Savannakhet bridge.
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Every little village had a temple or two.
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You don't get views like this on the main hwy.
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About half way to Nakhon Phanom you come to the town of "That Phanom," and in hindsight I wish Id spent a night there. Beautiful little town with wide pula bards and lakes.

Its a very important town for buddhist due to its famous temple complex.
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I got a flat and found a nice shady stop at a temple to fix it.

I soon had an ordnance watching my every move.
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Looking across to Thakek and the mountains of Laos.
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This bridge under construction, is the bridge that will connect Nakhon Phanom and Thakek.

All hell broke lose when I took this photo. You can see the two security guards heading towards me, they weren't the problem....but the 5 workers running towards me on my right were.

They were not happy with me at all......how was I to know a sign showing a camera with a red cross over it meant take no photos.
Anyway, the massive power plant in the KLX allowed me to escape with this photo.
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This is a nice part of Thailand, the people are really friendly and being a farang your still a novelty to the locals.

That's about it. Moto-Rex
 

ray23

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Great Report I plan on that Ride for Chaing Mai bike week, as much as possible close to Cambodian border that will be new for me.