A modern city mixed together with local attractions, Mukdahan is a bustling and colorful town located near the Mekong River. Mukdahan always offers tourists and locals something new to do, see or eat whenever in the city. You can even cross over to the city of Savannakhet in Laos via a friendship bridge. Yam, a local resident of Mukdahan gives us some insight on how to best experience her hometown.
Best time to visit?
All year round
Must try local dishes?
Laab Paed - Fried duck salad
Bamee Moo- Pork broth with noodle
Your city's most popular tourist spot?
Relationship Bridge between Thailand and Laos, and Local market.
Any favorite little local place or spot you would recommend to a visitor in your city?
Important local phrases
Good morning (aa-roon-sa-wad or sa-wad-dee-ton-chao)
How are you (sa-buy-dee-mai)
Thank you (khob-koon)
How much (tao-raior kee-baht)
Can you please take me to (paa-pai-tee-______-noi)
Can i get a discount (Luad-dai-mai)
Where can I find (Jaa-haa-_______-dai-tee-nai)
If you are a female, you end the sentence with Kaa but if you are male, you end sentence with Krab. It will sound more polite.
Safety Precautions/Reminders/tips for travelers?
November to February is winter but we don't get too cold. The temperature stays at around 15-25 degrees. March to August is summer and the temperature gets up to around 29-39 degrees. Between June to July is rainy season. September and October has nice weather. Not so hot.
Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mae Khong River
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