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Chong Mek

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Chong Mek is a township in Southern Isaan.

Understand

Chong Mek primarily functions as a border crossing between eastern Thailand and southern Laos. Vang Tao is the corresponding border town on the Lao side.

Get in

A taxi can be rented from the taxi counter at the Ubon Ratchathani airport or bus terminal at roughly 1000 Baht. The trip takes under an hour at a distance of 60 km. Buses (called rot tour or rot air by Thais) also make their way to Chong Mek from the bus terminal. Depending on the bus you may need to switch buses at Phibun Mangsahan.

Get around

See

Do

Buy

Chong Mek was once a thriving market selling cross-border goods popular with Thai tourists. Travelers footage has shown much of the town quiet on a typical weekday [1]. Most of the bustle has moved to the market in Mukdahan since the opening of the Friendship Bridge 2 in 2006.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Get out

Take a bus to Ubon Ratchathani (1.25 hours, 60 kms) or cross the border into southern Lao and take a bus to Pakse (45 mins, 45 km)



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