Cliffside pedestrian platform opens in Nong Khai Province

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Cliffside pedestrian platform opens in Nong Khai Province

What has been billed as Thailand’s first glass skywalk officially opened last week. The viewing platform occupies a stunning cliffside location in the Nong Khai region of Thailand and offers panoramic views over the mighty Mekong River and across to Laos.

The glass-bottomed viewing platform juts out from a cliff in the Sangkhom District of Nong Khai. The cliff is a part of the Wat Pa Tak Sua forest temple complex. The platform is 500-metres above sea level and was built at a cost of THB17 million.  

Provincial governor Suchart Noppawan led local dignitaries to the temple for the official inauguration ceremonies last week. The skywalk has been designed to serve as a prime destination on the tourist trail that links Loei, Bung Kan, Sangkhom and Nong Khai.

Officials at Wat Pa Tak Sua say they will be strictly enforcing safety rules for use of the skywalk. They say these include a maximum of 20 people on the platform at any one time and also anybody who is under the influence of alcohol will be barred.

Wat Pa Tak Sua is about 15kms from Sangkhom. Tour agents in the town offer trips to the temple. 12GO ASIA has tickets for the one direct daily bus from Bangkok to Sangkhom as well as for buses and trains to Nong Khai.

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