Mukdahan

MUKDAHAN

Pearl of the Mekong

Mukdahan, the pearl on the bank of the Mekong, is a picturesque riverside city with abundant natural beauty. Mukdahan has long been called ‘the gateway to Indochina’ because of its ethnic diversity and location near the border of Lao PDR. Mukdahan, which is also famed for its high quality mudmee silk, is a particularly great venue for businesses that are interested in cross-border trade via the Laotian city of Savannakhet.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Northeast

POPULATION

349,474 people (Male: 175,172 people, Female: 174,302 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Mukdahan is best reached from Bangkok (650km : 8hr) via private car or public bus, or by train or plane to nearby Nakhon Phanom or Ubon Ratchathani and then by bus or private car to Mukdahan. There are both non air-conditioning and air-conditioning buses provided by The Transport Co.,Ltd and other private companies between Bangkok-Mukdahan,  departing from the Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2) on Kampangpetch Road every day.

ACTIVITIES

Tasting sweet tamarind, enjoying views of the Mekong River, learning about and shopping for silk.

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Mukdahan National Park, Namtok Tat Ton, Skyscraping Ho Kaeo Tower, Indochina Market, Phu Pha Thoep and Kaeng Kabao, Phu Moo, Wat Phra Si Maha Po, Indochina Market, Phu Pha Tam

INTERESTING INFO

Mukdahan has been an historical gateway to Indochina countries, and the population of the province reflects this. Eight different ethnic minorities live in Mukdahan: Thai Isan, Phu Thai, Thai Kha, Kraso, Thai Kaloeng, Thai Yo, Thai Saek, and Thai Kula.