Built in 1956 by Vietnamese immigrants, Wat Sri Mongkhon Tai is noteworthy for its statue of mythical creatures at the entrance to the main chapel. Housed here is the province's principal Buddha image, Phra Chao Ong Luang, and a Buddha image made of steel, both discovered buried in the grounds during the town's construction.
Also situated by the riverfront is Wat Yot Kaew Siwichai which houses an enormous, golden, seated Buddha image in an open-fronted wiharn with paneled glass on both sides. In between these 2 temples is a market that almost runs the entire length of the riverside. Also located running alongside the riverfront is the scenic Samran Chai Khong Road. On this road is Wat Sri Boon Rueng , where the bronze Phra Buddha Singh Song image is housed.
The provincial town serves as the Thai-Laos Checkpoint , and opens daily from 08.00 hr. until 17.00 hr. Across the river, the Laotian town of Suwannakhet features many interesting tourist attractions. Several travel agencies are located in the area to facilitate tourists.
Visitors can see panoramic views of Mukdahan, the Mekong River and Sawannakhet on a clear day, from the top floor of the Mukdahan Tower. On the ground floors are displays of the city's culture, including the 7 indigenous people tribes.
At Phu Pha Therb , there are groups of rocks with various shapes such as mushrooms, umbrellas, airplanes and crowns. And during each season, different kinds of flowers bloom on and in between the rocks. At the apex of the Phu Pha Therb is Thum Fa Mue Daeng (Red Palm Print Cave). Inside the cavern walls are 10 red-colored palm prints dating back over 5,000 years ago.
The largest mountain in Mukdahan National Park is Phu Tham Phra , where several hundreds of wooden Buddha images and animal statues can be seen inside a cave located in front of a waterfall.
A one-foot thick layer of fossilized Stone-Aged Conch Shells , estimated to be about 27 million years old, were found buried 40 feet underground at Ban Nayor. This is one of 3 such places in the world.
Though diminutive in size, the hills of Phu Mu (Pig Mountain) Forest Park are actually 353 meters above sea level. The vast plateau, with an area of 4 sq km, located at the summit was originally inhabited by numerous wild boar, thus the name. The area used to be an American military camp with a radar station and heavy artillery stations. It offers another great viewing spot of Mukdahan.
Running across the Mekong River is the Kaeng Ka Bao Islet. During the dry season, water recedes at different levels around the islet, creating an image resembling many small waterfalls. The islet is a popular recreational place for locals not only for the scenic attractions, but for the famous "Kaeng Ka Bao roast pork" , a local dish where the meat comes from the Laotian side of the river.
Wat Song Khon , the most beautiful and largest temple in South East Asia, is situated close to banks of Mekong River. On display here are waxed replicas of 7 blessed martyrs. Behind the temple is the scared graveyard, the burial ground of the seven blessed Martyrs. Other noteworthy attractions are the bell-tower by the side of the shrine, the circular wall on which the plaques were placed for veneration, and an aerial view of the Shrine of our Lady of Martyrs by the Mekong River.