Cultural Attractions of Thailand’s Northeast


From museums to vibrant markets and exquisite temples, Nong Khai and Udon Thani have a lot to offer.


On iTravel’s third – and, sadly, last – day in Udon Thani Province, we will be filming at some of the Isaan region’s intriguing cultural attractions. Our day begins by checking out of our hotel and driving to Nong Khai province, where we will spend two hours shooting at the Sala Kaeo Ku sculpture park. This unique attraction was founded by a Laotian artist named Boun Leua Sourirat and its name honours his spiritual teacher, a hermit who he discovered living in a cave. Sourirat died in 1996, and his body is still in residence in the park’s main building. His legacy is this fascinating sculpture park, which features over 100 figures from Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, some of which loom over 25m into the air. Admission for foreigners is a mere 20 THB, making it a very wallet-friendly attraction so make sure you add it to your Nong Khai itinerary.

From the park we will seek out an excellent lunch spot and then head on to Tha Sadet Market, a bustling covered market where you can purchase all manner of items, ranging from electronics to clothes, bric-a-brac and delicious food guaranteed to make your mouth water. The market is open for business from 8:30-18:00 and is a great place to mingle with the locals.

From here, iTravel will journey back to Udon Thani city to catch our flight back to Bangkok but we hope our travels in the province will inspire you to pay it a visit too – stay tuned to see how we get on, visiting all of these incredible attractions!

Check out our Day 1 trip here

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