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Phon Phisai (โพนพิสัย) is a village in Isaan, Thailand. It is close to Nong Khai.

Get in[edit]

Buses leave regularly for Phon Phisai from the Nong Khai bus terminal, as well as other nearby cities throughout the Isaan region.

Get around[edit]

Phon Phisai village is small, so it is easy to walk across town. Tuk-tuks can also be found, usually idling near the bus depot.


On the last day of Buddhist lent, usually around October, Phon Phisai is a great spot to watch the Mekong fireballs. These strange fiery balls of unknown origin attract large crowds of visitors each year.


  • Isan Survivor, 150/10 Ban Thin Dung, Wat Luang, +66 85 0100224, . This international volunteer organization was started by a local man named "Jack," and offers volunteering opportunities with local school, as well as eco/adventure/recreational/and cultural tours of the area.






Several ADSL Internet cafes can be found in Phon Phisai.

Go next[edit]

Buses leave daily for Bangkok, as well as other popular destinations in Thailand or take a 40 minute bus ride west to Nong Khai and cross the Friendship Bridge over to Laos.

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