For many weeks we have been sweltering in Udon Thani and cursed at the heat. Farangs and Thais suffer this together, and everyone groans and whines and longs for cooler days.
Wat Phra Keaw Sorn roughly translates as temple on a high glass cliff.
We have visited many ancient temples in Thailand, but this one is unique. In many descriptions I've read, it is known as the most beautiful temple in Thailand, although it is not very well known. Whether this superlative is justified, you may judge for yourselves.
Been before? The Saturday night market in Nong Khai is well worth a look. It's held every Saturday from 5 to 10 pm on the waterfront - Rim Kong Road to Walking Street - in the upstream direction. From Udon Thani it's about 63 Km.
The coordinates and a map can be found at the bottom of the page.