In 1940, 7 Roman Catholic Thais were murdered by police in Songkhon, Mukdahan. You can read their story here and Wikipedia has a brief article. On our way back from Kaeng Ka Bao (แก่งกะเบา) we took the river road which passes through Songkhon. Being that it was Easter sunday afternoon we assumed the church would be crowded with people but we were the only people visiting.
The village is still Roman Catholic and it just feels so strange to visit a village like this in the middle of nowhere in Isan. The church grounds are very beautiful so if you’re in the area it’s worth a visit. All of the history on site is written in Thai so if you want to read the story, check out the link above before you go.