Mukdahan Travel Guide, Mukdahan Travel Information, Mukdahan Thailand

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Welcome to Mukdahan
Introduction
Phu Pha Thoep National Park
Phu Pha Thoep National Park
From its origin on the Jinhai Tibet Plateau through Yunnan into Chiang Saen District In Chiangrai, the Mekong river flows through 6 countries from Chian, through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and finally Vietnam. Standing on the river bank near the Indochinese market in front of the city of Mukdahan, one can imagine how far this river travels. Mukdahan has a saying "the pearl on the bank of the mekong, sweet tamarind, origin of Phaya River, splendid mountains, valuable ancient drums, eight-tribe cultures, picturesque Manorom Mount, and beautiful Kra Bao lslet".

Most of the area of Mukdahan is a high plateau with dense forests in the west. The eastern part of the province is mostly agricultural areas. The weather is hot in the winter with the highest temperature of 33 C and the lowest of 10 C. There is little rain. The Mekong River, running 70 kilometers along the eastern border, remains the main lifeline of the province. Other water sources include Huay Chanod, Huay Muk and Huay Bung Ee Streams which are narrow and very shallow during the dry season. Mukdahan still has relative well preserved forest areas in the Northeast with 18 national forests or wildlife areas.

Mukdahan comprises 7 districts and has eight tribes of Thai people, each of which has its distinct tradition and culture. These eight tribes are Phu Tai, Yu, Kha, Soe, Kar Lerng, Saek, Kula, and Thai-Lao. Mukda or Mukdahan is one of the nine types of precious stones called Nopparatana. According to the legend told for hundreds of years, on certain nights of the religious days a Mukda would brighten, emerge from the Manorom Mount, float along the bank of the Mekong River and fall into the area where a stream meets the river. Thus the stream was named "Huay Muk" or Muk Stream.
Borders
North : Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom
East : Lao
South : Yasothon, Amnat Charoen and Roi Et
West : Kalasin and Roi Et
Distance
Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Nikhom Kham Soi 28 km Wan Yai 35 km
Don Tan 33 km Nong Sung 50 km
Khamcha-i 35 km Dong Luang 55 km
Festivals & Events
Bun Duean Hok or Bun Bang Fai Festival
When: May - June
Where: Don Tan District
Bun Duean Hok or Bun Bang Fai Festival
Bun Duean Hok or Bun Bang Fai Festival
Bun Duean Hok or Bun Bang Fai Festival is annually at Don Tan District, Mukdaharn to the superstition of firing locally-made bamboo rockets towards the heavens in hopes of beckoning the rain-gods before crop season, will be taking place across local communities in northeastern Thailand. Villagers fire homemade rockets into the country skies with the belief that their prayers for abundant rain and a bountiful harvest will be answered. What started from simple rockets made from bamboo has evolved into feats of rockets mounted on scaffolding to giant spinning wheels. Teams with the highest flying and most elaborate inventions are awarded in contests by panels of judges. The Festival is a two-day culmination of folk dance, parading and cultural performances to the drums of rain-beating music.
Thailand-Laos Jointly Host Annual Boat Race Event in Mukdahan
When: October
Where: Mekong River, in front of Indochina market
This boat race is held annually during end of Thai Buddhist Lent Period, at Mekong River, Mukdahan province. The visitors will enjoy watching local performances, tasting food, and shopping products in Indochina Fair around Mekong River. There are traditional performances - 8 tribes of Mukdahan by Laos and Vietnamese.