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Prap Ho Monument Fair  Being held at the Prap Ho Monument around the March every year.

Bun Bang Fai Fair  Being held in the sixth lunar month ( May ) every year. There is a rocket contest to worship Phaya Thaen, the god of rain; this is the way that the local people ask for rain. A temple fair will be organised in the grounds of Wat Pho Chai. Rocket shooting will be done on the field around 10 km. from Wat Pho Chai.

Bang Fai Phaya Nak  This extraordinary miracle always occurs at the beginning of the full moon night in the eleventh lunar month ( End of Buddhist Lent ). It can be seen along the Mekong River in the districts of Mueang, Phon Phisai, Pak Khat,
Bung Kan, Tha Bo, Si Chiang Mai and Sangkhom. Bang Fai Phaya Nak is a term used for red and pinkish fire balls, which according to belief, belong to Phaya Nak or the great serpent of the underwater world. On the day marking the End of Buddhist Lent, a great number of people come to witness this phenomena.

Tak Bat Thewo and Thai - Lao Friendship Boat Race Being held during the end of the Buddhist Lent festival every year. People come to offer alms to Buddhist monks in the morning. Long boat competitions, which the Thai and Lao sides will take turn to host, will be held on the Mekong River during the day.

Nong Khai is a charming city to wander around on foot or rented bicycle ( 30 Baht / day ) and meet the friendly and helpful locals. It's also a good place from which soak up the Isan culture of the neighbouring towns, which can easily be reached by bus from the main BKS ( Bor-kor-sor ) bus station in the city centre, on Prajak road.

If you expect the usual tourist traps of Bangkok and Phuket, you will be disappointed. There are no super clubs, go-go bars and mega malls to fill your hours. This is a place to chill by the Mekong river watching passenger and cargo boats transit between Thailand and Laos, or to finish that paperback that has been sitting in your luggage for weeks. You may also consider stocking up on travel necessities before trudging on to Laos. Many who have planned an overnight stay for transit means have ended staying for weeks.

For those interested in Muay Thai boxing lessons on a long-term basis, go to the boxing stadium beside the Grand Hotel and inquire from ex-Muay Thai boxing national champion Arjarn Lart, a friendly local who speaks just enough English to get you by. This is the real deal, so do not expect an air conditioned gym with cushy floor mats surrounded by ceiling high mirrors.

Nong Khai Province, Festivals around the Province.