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Chiang Khong

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Chiang Khong

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Chiang Khong is in Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand.

Chiang Khong is the Thai counterpart to the Lao border town of Huay Xai, just across the Mekong. Chiang Khong is small town one main road no night life quiet & sleeping town....lovely village full of Hmong, Lao, Thai to visit friday market....a lot of temples 1 village 1 temple .....should place to stay near Mekong river looking for hammock and book to read...good wealther to visit is October to January .....but it's nice to visit on April 18 'cause will have a festivel Giant catfish here every year...They will take a lot of baby giant catfish to Mekong river..

Get in

Buses arrive from Chiang Rai every 30 minute start 5.00 AM to 16.00 PM and other major cities in Northern Thailand and Isaan. Daytime and overnight buses run directly from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Moh Chit) to Chiang Khong.

Get around

The riverfront area can be seen on foot but it's worth getting a tuk-tuk or taxi for the trip out to the bus station. Small ferries cross the river every few minutes for about 20 baht. The border crossing closes at 20:00.

  look around in Chiang Khong the best way is rent bike or motorbike to visit village and along road near Mekong river....


1.Visit Hmong Village (10 km.) 2.Visit Nam Chang Dam for fishing and swimming (7 Km.) 3.Visit Thai Lue village how they do cloth weaving thai Lue style (15 Km.) 4.Visit water fall same way to Hmong village 5.Thai sauna at Baanrimtaling 6.Learning Thai cooking at Baanrimtaling 7.Visit golden triangle by motorbike 1 day trip(60 Km.) 8.Visit rustic village near Mekong Village...full of stone from Mekong river along beach 9.Visit Temple in Chiang Khong...1.Wat Sri don Chai

                                2.Wat Sob som
                                3.Wat Prakeaw
                                4.Wat Luang
                                5.Wat Hat Krai
                                6.Wat Hou weing
                                7.Wat Tung Duk


ATM machine for take your cash 5 machine in town in case Saturday and Sunday Bank close you can take you money from Kasikorn Bank, GSB, Siam comercial Bank, Krung Thai Bank and new machine infort of 7/11 shop near market/ Bus stop .. before go to Laos get your money before 'cause will never see ATM at Houy Xai.....There is a bank near the riverfront. Outside of banking hours it may be possible to cash a traveller's cheque with a local shop or hotel.


  • Rimnam Guesthouse and Restaurant 166/1 moo 12 [1]. River view.
  • Baanrimtaling Home stay & Restaura have a Vegetarian food and good Thai curry
  • Local food
  • visit small market at Baan hat Krai small village to see catfish for sale and some product from jungle example mushroom and riverweed from Mekong river....

Bamboo Riverside Guesthouse, a mexican restaurant (and accomodation) run by a Thai hippie family is excellent! Best mexican ever. Love the quesadillas. When Thailand meets Mexico it takes a bit more time be patient- they don't use microwaves! YUM! And an amazing view of the Mekong and Laos!


There are no bars as such in Chiang Khong. Your best bet for evening entertainment is a Big Chang beer/Singha Beer at your guesthouse.

    • new teepee bar near Madam pub **

Untrue- The Tee Pee bar is kick ass! Best described as a "rat hole" By Jip at the Bamboo Riverside Guesthouse. (Where you should go for quesadillas before going out to drink.) At Tee Pee you can enjoy a range of live acoustic music from Eric Clapton to Bob Marley and Oasis. Just keep buying drinks- that is how they stay in business. On your walk back to where you are staying be careful as that is when the wild dogs come out.


  • Baan Rim Ta Ling Homestay and Restaurant ***Mekong River view Just walking from Bus stop or 7/11 shop on the way to Wat Sob som only 400 Metre tel. +66-53791613 mobile phone 084-6155490 Room with hot shower, Bungalow, price resonable start 80 baht/person to 450 baht email : [email protected][2]
  • Chom Khong Guesthouse tel. +66-53655661
  • Chiang Khong River View Hotel 141 Moo 12; tel. +66-53791375 [3] Hot showers, river views, some rooms with air-con. 350-600 baht.
  • Nam Khong Gueshouse 408 Moo 1; tel. +66-53655102
  • Rimnam Guesthouse and Restaurant 166/1 moo 12 [4] 350-500 baht.
  • SP Guesthouse 409 Moo 1; tel. +66-53791767 [5] Dorms, single and double rooms, and one two-person guest hut. 80-200 baht.
  • Boom Guesthouse

Double rooms from 150 baht.

Get out

  • Laos - most guesthouses can arrange a package deal with food and overnight accommodation in Pakbeng for the trip to Luang Prabang, but it is fairly simple to do as an independent traveller as well. It's worth crossing the border a day early and spending the night in Huay Xai to be up and ready to catch a boat down the river first thing in the morning.
  • far from Chiang Saen 55 Km. by road not much Taxi or Song-teaw bettet to rent motorbike to visit on the way you can visit waterfall , Village along mountain or alone Mekong riverThe Golden Triangle

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