The Nong Khai oasis
By Henrik Vinther Nielsen he signs outside doesn’t necessarily give it away. Pale green background – a bit faded - with white letters that spell out Park & Pool Resort and may as well belong to a small motel with a dirty pool in the center and pay-per-view channels. That is far from the truth though. On the outskirts of Nong Khai, just by the train station, lies a big, isolated green oasis away from the public eye. Numerous trees surrounds the central features of Park & Pool – a pool, a restaurant and outdoor dining hall, fountains, small lakes and a general sense of seclusion even though it’s but a five minute drive from the city. As of now, the place is managed by the couple Peter Arne Jensen and Siraprapa “New” Jensen and it isn’t necessarily suited for every tourist making their way to Thailand: “This place is not for the kind of people who want to relax on a beach for two weeks. You can do that anywhere in the world.This is for those who want to see what life in Thailand is really like,” Peter says. The resort lies about a kilometer from the border to Laos – and thereby also to the enormous Mekong River.
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