Route Chiang Mai — Nong Khai
Chiang Mai - Nong Khai
Chiang Mai-Nong Khai by bus
If you are planning to travel on the Chiang Mai Nong Khai route, avail of our bus services for a comfortable and reliable experience. Carrier Aumper Suksa Tour offers a VIP class bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai; each ticket costs 843 Baht. By bus, Chiang Mai-Nong Khai commute takes nearly 13 hours.
Chiang Mai-Nong Khai buses leave from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 (Arcade), located at Tambon Wat Ket of Chiang Mai. This huge bus station has buses for several provinces in Northern Thailand.
Nong Khai Bus Terminal is located at the heart of the Nong Khai city on Prajak Sillapakhom Road. Given that tuk-tuk is the only mode of public transportation in Nong Khai city, you can take one to reach anywhere in the city from the bus terminal.
About Nong Khai
Nong Khai is a border province, located only 20 kilometers from Vientiane, which is the capital of Laos. As a gesture of friendship between the two countries, the province of Nong Khai features a bridge that binds Thailand to Laos. Being on the border with Laos, Nong Khai is popular with tourists who can make visa run to Laos and renew their visa to Thailand.
Tourists are attracted towards the Nong Khai as an intermediary point to continue traveling to Laos, as well as for its scenic countryside, natural beauty, a number of temples, and its rural lifestyle. Another unique thing to watch for is the annual naga fireballs event, in which mysterious glowing light balls rise up from the Mekong River. According to popular belief, these balls are sent by the naga king to honor Lord Buddha.
Tips for Travelers
Apart from tuk-tuks, a popular way of exploring Nong Khai city is by bicycles. You can easily rent bicycles and motorbikes from the various rental places; if you’re renting for a longer period, you can negotiate and get a good deal.
To witness the annual event of naga fireballs occurring in October, plan your trips in advance. You can use our e-ticketing facility to not only book your bus tickets but also reserve your seats, all within 5 minutes.
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