Ban Khok Kong
Ban Khok Kong is a village in I-san that is populated by the Phi-Thai tribe who have their own culture and language. The villagers are excellent hosts who are willing to teach their local traditions to visitors as well as a wide range of other activities. The village is next to a beautiful forest park that is perfect for long walks through the trees and enjoying the waterfalls and streams. The Phu-Thai is an Isan tribe which has its own culture, language and now gives you the opportunity to visit the village and stay for a night or two in the houses of the villagers. Food is included (its traditional Lao food but with choice of more western one). You can watch the show that all the villagers participate in traditional monkey dancing by the children and Phu-Thai music and dances performed by the women of the village.
The ways of weaving and crafting are also on display. Two minutes walk from villages centre is a forest park with waterfalls and streams.To Get There: Ban Khok Kong is 15 kilometres east of Kuchinarai district. The village can be reached by a bus from Khon Kaen or by contacting the village itself.
Public Transport : 1. From Bangkok, travel by or train to Khon Kaen, then take the bus which runs to Mukdahan and tell the driver to stop at Ban Na Krai and then motorbike taxi to the village, or 2. From Bangkoks Mochit Bus Terminal, take the Bangkok-Mukdahan bus and go down at Ban Bua Khao, then take big pick-up (Song Thaeo in Thai) or motorbike taxi to the village.
- Local folk dances, traditional monkey dance, nature walks, Tat Soong waterfall festival.
All year round
From Mukdahan City use 2042 and turn right at Gudwha.