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NK's SkyWalk glass bridge is AMAZING!

Post by fredwilliams » July 28, 2016, 7:07 pm

About a 2-hour drive (at a sensible speed) from NK (proper, in the Loei direction) is the new SkyWalk (a glass bridge with truly phenomenal views of the surrounding area).

What really got me most was the genuine trad Thai village (as in NOT a sleepy suburb but REAL rural) as you immediately enter/leave the place.

A fab day out!



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NK's SkyWalk glass bridge is AMAZING!

Post by Barney » July 29, 2016, 7:48 am

fredwilliams wrote:About a 2-hour drive (at a sensible speed) from NK (proper, in the Loei direction) is the new SkyWalk (a glass bridge with truly phenomenal views of the surrounding area).

What really got me most was the genuine trad Thai village (as in NOT a sleepy suburb but REAL rural) as you immediately enter/leave the place.

A fab day out!
Thanks for posting
Fred, I'll assume you had someone with you who had a smartphone for photos. Please post some.
I am interested on my return to visit to Thailand to get out and explore something new.
Bit more info if you or others have some to share.
Did you find any problems with traffic or crowds in the local vicinity? Morning or afternoon visit?
I need to add an activity to another planned full day trip to Nong Khai and surrounds.
If I can get the tribe out early we can get there mid morning. Before the heat.

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NK's SkyWalk glass bridge is AMAZING!

Post by fatbob » July 29, 2016, 8:02 am

If you do that drive again Fred go all the way to Loei, it's one of my favorite roads in Thailand, the river on one elbow mountains on the other, rich soil and food growing everywhere, beautiful.

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Post by colt1911 » August 4, 2016, 3:28 pm

fredwilliams wrote:About a 2-hour drive (at a sensible speed) from NK (proper, in the Loei direction) is the new SkyWalk (a glass bridge with truly phenomenal views of the surrounding area).

What really got me most was the genuine trad Thai village (as in NOT a sleepy suburb but REAL rural) as you immediately enter/leave the place.

A fab day out!
Fred,
We went to the Skywalk yesterday, Wednesday. 2.5 hour drive from the southeastern Ring Rd. Got there about 1230. A bit of a weird feeling walking out on the see through platform hanging out over a cliff....thinking Thai Engineering :shock: Took some coaxing to get my lady to make the walk. She had a death grip on the hand rail the entire way. Ah, the views are spectacular. She talked to some of the locals that say it gets busy on the weekends. Temple opens at 0600 and closes 1800. We then drove on to Chang Khon along the river and spent the night, a really beautiful drive.

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Post by MrFixer » August 4, 2016, 3:35 pm

I am guessing this Skywalk has been built to attract the Chinese. Glass bridges and 'Skywalks' are sprouting like mushrooms all over China - they are crazy about them..

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Post by pal52 » August 4, 2016, 4:48 pm

The commentator states up to 20 people are allowed on the Skywalk at any one time.
I counted more than 60 on the video for the opening ceremony there again TIT.

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Post by stattointhailand » August 4, 2016, 5:31 pm

errr That would be 20 beer gutted Udon/NK Farang pal52 :lol:

I'm sure they had a weigh in just to check :-"

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Post by pal52 » August 4, 2016, 6:41 pm

stattointhailand wrote:errr That would be 20 beer gutted Udon/NK Farang pal52 :lol:

I'm sure they had a weigh in just to check :-"
I am sure also.
They are very safety conscious as we all know & I am sure the organizers weighed everyone beforehand.

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Post by stattointhailand » August 4, 2016, 7:00 pm

it's ok pal52, the skywalk is only the little bit at the end, and there were only a few on that. All the rest were standing on the concrete bit, which (based on their concrete roads) is far more likely to give way than the glass :-)
another video showing it without all the people ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azMiYlTwAx0

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Post by stattointhailand » August 4, 2016, 7:56 pm

And my wife's comment after seeing the video ......." All the way to NK for what ..... just that ..... you joking" I omitted to tell her it was 2 hrs the other side of NK :-#

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Post by pipoz4444 » August 4, 2016, 10:10 pm

Have a look at the one in China, hanging off the side of the mountain

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/02/trave ... s-skywalk/

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Post by bumper » August 5, 2016, 12:14 pm

We have been there th walk way had not been built yet. It is a great view even without it

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Post by Papa jo » August 23, 2016, 7:54 pm

Can anyone recomend a half decent hotel or resort near this attraction
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Post by Shado » August 24, 2016, 7:01 am

We like to stay at Mekong Riverside Resort which is near Pakchom. Pleasant and peaceful surroundings and the owners are very accommodating.

http://mekongriverside.com/index.php/en/

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Post by colt1911 » August 24, 2016, 3:43 pm

Papa jo wrote:Can anyone recomend a half decent hotel or resort near this attraction
Thks
Papa Jo
Papa,
Once you get to the Sky Walk you will notice a village on the river below. Just after the small bridge entering the village there are 2 Resorts one on either side of the road. We stayed at the one on the riverside. Nice riverside atmosphere as well as good Thai and Western food. Rooms are Hotel type as well as small Resort cabins. A Thai/American couple are the owners. Their son speaks English very well. Sorry, I can't remember the name of the Resort. Drive back to the main road turn left along the Mekong about 7Km. Weekends are very busy in that area. Also flood issues now.

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Post by Papa jo » August 24, 2016, 10:26 pm

Many thanks for the info Colt1911, i will give it a try soon
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Post by Papa jo » August 24, 2016, 10:29 pm

Many thanks Shado, will give it a try very soon
Thks
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Post by Brian Davis » September 3, 2016, 6:40 am

China's one is, um, 'upgrading'. :-k


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37263068

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Post by mortsyn » September 3, 2016, 5:50 pm

The GPS coordinates of the SkyWalk are: 18.03692, 102.30525

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