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Mukdahan's Indochine Market, situated on the bank of the Mekong River, offers you a unique shopping experience. Merchandises from Indochinese countries are available here among the river view and refreshing breeze.

Once called Tha Sadet Market, named after a pier situated nearby, the Indochine Market had a new name as its merchandises were imported from neighboring Indochinese countries, as well as China and Russia. There, you will find yourself strolling through long lanes of hundreds of small outlets that lure shoppers with varieties of clothing, groceries, silk products, ceramic wares, electrical appliances, car accessories, and leather wares. 

While souvenirs and merchandises are highlights during the day time, the place will be dominated by food stalls at the night time. Shoppers can take a stroll, selecting Thai food at reasonable prices, sit and eat while people watching along the Mekong riverside. Friendly vibe and serene atmosphere makes this riverside night market a must to visit.

The market offers a good viewpoint of the Mekong River with the backdrop of the second Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge. It is also a fine venue to watch the province’s famous annual traditional boat race.

A short drive away from the market is the eye-catching Ho Kaew Mukdahan, the 216-feet-high Mukdahan Observation Tower looming at the southern end of the town. Views of the Mekong and across to Laos' Savannakhet makes the tower worthwhile the visit. Exhibitions at the lower floors display a collection of Mukdahan’s antiquities and costume, as well as the province’s history.

How to get there: Mukdahan is 401 miles northeast of Bangkok via highway 2.