Bueng Kan Travel Guide

Bueng Kan is located in the far northeast of Thailand, along the Mekong River and bordering with Laos. The Bueng Kan district is in the province of Nong Khai, which is one of the largest provinces with over 83,000 residents.

Bueng Kan is positioned in the valley of the Mekong River and has both highlands and flat farmlands. The closest border crossing to Laos is in Nong Khai at the Friendship Bridge, which connects with Vientiane. The Laotian province of Bolikhamxai is situated directly across the Mekong from Bueng Kan.

Bueng Kan and the surrounding areas are filled with fields of rocks and streams. There are numerous nature walks to enjoy as well as kayaking opportunities along the local streams. Some beautiful temples can be seen in Bueng Kan such as Wat Sawang Arom, which is positioned along the Mekong River.

Getting There & Away

Being located only 87 miles from the busy border town of Nong Khai, Bueng Kan is easy to travel to. There are mini buses with frequent services from Nong Khai that take only 1 hour, 30 minutes. From Bangkok to Nong Khai there are overnight bus services as well as trains with comfortable cabins available.

Things to Do

Bueng Kan Attractions

Wat Tham Si Thon

Situated approximately 30 miles from bueng kan, wat tham si thon is a beautiful buddhist temple positioned along the mekong river.