|Wat Phra That Tha Uthen temple|
|Mekong with view into Laos|
Its a very beautiful location located right next to the river Mekong and offers nice views over to the mountainous terrain of Laos. The drive along the river from Nong Khai to Tha Uthen will reward the traveller with some of the most remote areas of Thailand, though we decided to travel here on a separate trip, working our way up from the province of Mukdahan.
|Gates of Tha Uthen temple|
The pagoda of Wat Phra That Tha Uthen is a very quiet spot. No tourists were here when we visited and thus allowing us to spend a lot of value time here, talking to the monks and enjoying all the detailed decorations of the temple buildings.
|Wat Traiphum temple|
|Phra Bang Buddha image|
Tha Uthen has an interesting and active history and is a great spot to visit in order to dive deeper into the real Isan (northeast) culture.
|Mekong river along Tha Uthen district|