Even if I strongly feel that my mission here in Ubon is far away from accomplished. I missed the bi-colour river and most of all; I missed Khao Phra Wihan National Park. But now it is high time to move on. On this day I start a 500 kilometres trip along the Route 212 and today’s trip to Mukdahan will be about 165 km. On my own made hotel list, I had two hotels in Mukdahan. I decided to go the cheaper SC Recidence, only 400 Bt. It turned out that the SC had everything that I could wish, relative new, clean and fresh, nice and well planned rooms. I must say that SC had absolutely one of the very best rooms, I ever have had. Mukdahan is a trade and goods transport hub. In Mukdahan starts a transport link that goes via Savannakhet in Laos and all the way to Quang Tri in Vietnam. After that I have settled down at the SC and relative easy found the tourist office and there got a map. Mukdahan have a lively Indochina market there I spend most of the afternoon. This market maybe not so much for the tourist, but it was interesting anyway and I found some items which I could think to buy under other circumstances, everything which I buy now, I have to carry and in the end I have to think at the weight of my luggage.
A new day in Mukdahan, after a small breakfast, which I had to go out for, because the SC don’t serve food at all. It took me some time to find a decent place. After breakfast I took a taxi to the outskirts of Mukdahan, to Ho Kaeo Mukdahan, a 65 metres high tower with a great overlook over the town, Mekong River and also a bit of Laos. The afternoon I once again spend in the Indochina Market. There are not so much more to do and se in Mukdahan.