|Wat Hin Mak Peng pagoda|
Following the mighty Mekong river along the border with Laos, we came to the district of Si Chiang Mai.
Coming up here is worth it just for the scenery.
|High cliffs along the Mekong|
We visited a few monasteries up here in Nong Khai province and our first top brought us to Wat Hin Mak Peng, a beautiful thudong temple where forest monks live a more ascetic life then those monks who reside in the big city temples.
|Wat Hin Mak Peng temple|
Besides the picturesque setting of temple structures on high cliffs along the Mekong river, there are several pagodas on the huge temple compound, which contain the remains of very important monks like Luang Poo Tet Tet Lang Sii.
|Mondop with footprint of Buddha|
Another place we stopped by up here was Wat Phra Buddha Bat Wern Gum, where we went to visit the Mondop building, which contains a footprint of Buddha.
|Pagoda overlooking the Mekong|