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Unusual location on the mekong where the river narrows and bends causing deep whirlpools given the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Peter B
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bucket list, great experience, wear some airy clothes as some physical exertion, but well the effott , but if height is

Great experience, bucket list, wear light airy clothes and good footwear if height is a problem... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Moe, Australia
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Buengkan province, Bueng Kan City, Thailand
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Unusual location on the mekong where the river narrows and bends causing deep whirlpools given the right water conditions. Peaceful setting and location of 3 temples. We satay on temple on site accommodation, clean and simple. Would recommend sunrise /sunset experience and to just relax....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Great experience, bucket list, wear light airy clothes and good footwear if height is a problem, you can tell Shane and take a short trip, still well worth the visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank timwillowgrove
Reviewed 4 February 2018

It is not something really exiting, but if you are near make a stop, look and walk around. Enjoy the Mekong (see Laos over the river), make some pictures, just be in peace with the surrounding.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank schochu
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were attracted by the Navel of Mekong, I could not really spot the navel but the rock formation were quite unexpected. All this is within lush temple ground. Good place to take a rest from the drive from Nongkhai and Bueng Kan

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank acharac2017
Reviewed 16 May 2017

`Wat Ahong is the Navel of the Mae Kong Rive. A walk through the luscious green grounds with beautiful rock formations . Its a beautiful place. there is a tour company in Bueng Kan that can take you Bueng Kan Tours.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Shane C
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This rates as probably my favourite spot in northern Thailand. A beautiful temple surrounded by wonderful by some luscious green grounds and somewhat fascinating rock formations which just don't look part of the area. You can stroll along the river and sit in the shade...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This wat is grand with large strange rock formations. It is so close to Laos that you feel you are in Laos. Walk through the rock formations, walk into town and find great food, relax and meditate on the Mekong river waters.

Date of experience: May 2014
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