Ban Ahong

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Ban Ahong
บ้านอาฮง
Ban Ahong is located in Thailand
Ban Ahong
Ban Ahong
Coordinates: 18°25′27″N 103°28′9″E / 18.42417°N 103.46917°E / 18.42417; 103.46917
Country  Thailand
Province Bueng Kan
Amphoe Mueang Bueng Kan
Population
 • Total 800
Time zone Thailand (UTC+7)
TIS 1099 38010803

Ban Ahong (Thai: บ้านอาฮง), is a riverside village in northeastern Thailand on the banks of the Mekong. It is located in tambon Khai Si in Bueng Kan Province. The village is close to Isan's northernmost point and is just over 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Nong Khai and 20 km (12 mi) from the provincial capital of Bueng Kan. This stretch of the Mekong is narrow and deep and naga fireballs were first reported here.[1]

Sights and attractions[edit]

The Wat Ahong Silawat Buddhist temple sits on the riverside near a large whirlpool ("Navel of the Mekong"). The temple features a 7 metres (23 ft) tall Buddha statue facing across the river. The whirlpool is active during the rainy season from about June to September.[1][2]

Transport[edit]

Ban Ahong is connected by Route 212 to both Nong Khai and Bueng Kan. Bus service to both towns uses this road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Williams, China; Beales, Mark; Bewer, Tim (February 2012). Lonely Planet Thailand (14th ed.). Lonely Planet Publications. p. 480. ISBN 978-1-74179-714-5. 
  2. ^ "Wat Ahong Silawat or Kaeng Ahong". Tourism Authority of Thailand. Retrieved 2013-03-16.