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Menam Khong Under Water World

The mighty Mekong river has its origin in the Tibetan Himalayas and flows through six countries, including China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam before entering the South China Sea. The Mekong river is nearly 5000 km in length and is the 10th longest river in the world.
Due to its high discharge of watervolume (approx 15000 m3/sec) it is the ranked 6th as high current river.
Various studies of the aquatic species in Mekong river mention there are 96 types of fish species in the river and 13 of them rare and endangered species.
And then there are of course the tales about big monsters hiding in the river; similar as the famous story of Loch Ness people claim they have faced large creatures in the water, but proof is never found. (Photos on social media are often photoshopped or otherwise created)
Nevertheless Mekong river is a river with mysteries.
The Menam Khong Under Water World in Nakhon Phanom takes you into the river with various aquaria displaying rare and endangered fish species besides common ones.

The Under Water World is part of the Science Center for Education and when buying entrance ticket for the water world (30 Thb / person) you receive a free entrance to The Chakri Dynasty Honor Center. In here you find history of Royal Family among historical facts about Isan, specifically the Mekong area.

The Under Water World can be combined with sightseeings in Nakhon Phanom including a walk on the Mekong Boulevard with great views on the Laos mountains at the other side. Other sightseeing locations are on route towards Nakhon Phanom so advise is to ask your host or hostess for best combinations based on your interest.

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  • Flexible Check In & Check Out times; just advise us your (travel) schedule in advance so we are ready and prepared to welcome you. 
  • We do not have a real restaurant; for lunches and dinners we can suggest (and eventually bring you) to nice restaurants in the direct vicinity. In addition we offer to "join us" for dinner; enjoying home cooked dinners prepared by your hostess at our resotel or ordered from local restaurants in the area
  • Freshly prepared breakfast is served daily at our deck around the pool.
  • Free high speed WiFi is available in all areas
  • Private parking for cars or motorbikes is available on site (reservation not required).
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Resotel Baan Sanook

6235/10 Waeng, Don Kueang (between Sakon Nakhon and Udon Thani on route 22)
Sakon Nakhon
47240 Thailand

GPS: 17.4209602,103.6162052

Tel: +66 42 707 557 (Thai)
Tel: +31 24 301 0235 (Dutch, English, German)

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