Name: Changwat Mukdahan
Area: About 4,340 km²
Inhabitants: About 320,000
Location: North-East Thailand (Isan)
Neighboring provinces: Six (6): Amnat Charoen, Kalasin, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon and Yasothon. It also borders to Laos.
Amphoe / Districts: Dong Luang, Don Tan, Khamcha-I, Mueang Mukdahan, Nikhom Kham Soi, Nong Sung, Wan Yai.
Popular tourist destinations: Mukdahan National Park, Phu Mu Forest Park, Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park, Luang Pho Yai, Mukdahan Tower, Wat Song Khon Sanctuary and Phu Dan Tae Temple.
Or the pearl at Maekong rivers shore bank, which the city is sometimes called, is located at the Laos border in northeastern Thailand. The well-known river separates the two countries and form a magnificent landscape.
From the height Phu Manorom, three kilometers from the city you get a good overview of Maekong as well as the city of Savannakhet and Laos on the side of the river. The nature in the area is considered relatively well preserved and twenty national and nature parks have been recorded in the area.
If you want to cross the river to Laos, there are close to the city access to both the immigration office and to boat transportation. Mukdahan province is relatively young. In 1982 was the city upgraded from district to the country's seventy-third province.