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Amnat Charoen

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Amnat Charoen is a City in Isaan (North East Thailand), and the Capital City of the Province of this name.


Although it is a small and tranquil town, Amnat Charoen has various attractions. Visitors to Amnat Charoen can stroll around to see sacred Buddha images, picturesque rice paddies, and fruit orchards, rocky rapids of the Mekong River in dry season, and excellent handicrafts, particularly silk.

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Nok Air offers twice daily flight+minivan services from Bangkok to Amnat Charoen v.v. by flying with Nok Air from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchatani and transferring to a minivan to Amnat Charoen (Total travel time of approx 3 hrs). This can be booked directly from their website.

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From Bangkok, head north via Hwy 1, then Hwy 2 to Nakhon Ratchasima. After that take Hwy 226, Nakhon Ratchasima-Surin, then Hwy 214, Surin-Amphoe Suwannaphum, turn right onto Hwy 202 via Yasothon and Amphoe Pa tio to Amnat Charoen. This route is 585 km. Or motorists can take Hwy 1, Hwy 2, then Hwy 226, Nakhon Ratchasima-Ubon Ratchathani, and Hwy 212 to Amnat Charoen. This route is 704 km.

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Scheduled buses and air-conditioned coaches leave Northeastern Bus terminal Mo Chit 2, Kamphaeng Phet Rd, for Amnat Charoen daily.

Tourists who travel by plane or train can head for Ubon Ratchathani first, then take bus to Amnat Charoen, 75 km away.

There are local buses or minibuses every hour or so from nearby towns such as Mukdahan and Yasothon.

Amnat Charoen's remote bus terminal is several kilometres north of the centre, off Highway 212 towards Mukdahan. Motorbike taxis go from the terminal to the town centre for around 50 baht, or try to board or leave your bus when it passes through the centre.

White minibuses to Ubon Ratchathani leave from a more convenient stop on the east side of Highway 212 a short distance south of its intersection with Highway 202 (the main crossroads in the town centre).

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