Green Attraction

Hidden Pearl of Mekong

Loei

Fancy an escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital and finf yourself experiencing a pleasure of wearing a jacket, keeping yourself warm from the chilly winter weather by the Mekong River? If the answer is yes, then Chiang Khan, on the northern tip of Loei province, should be on your itinerary this coming winter i Thailand. 


It is one of the few regions in Thailand to experience near-freezing temperatures at night during winter. Nonetheless, it's just as beautiful year-round, surrounded by luscious vermillion rice paddies and rolling tree-covered hills.   

Adding charm to the destination is the abundance of guesthouses and home-stays as opposed to branded or chain hotels in the town center. 

Travelers can easily immerse themselves in the local culture by staying in one of these accommodations where they can indulge in homemade Thai food and experience life in a wooden home. Many of these guest houses are located right on the Mekong river, allowing visitors the full advantage of the scenery.   

Stunning sunrises and breathtaking sunsets make Chiang Khan a desirable romantic getaway. Singles might either feel inspired or jealous to see lovers walking hand in hand by the river, bidding farewell to a slow and lazy afternoon.   

Plenty of activities for the early birds as they can help support the local economy by shopping fresh farm produce, local specialty snacks and crafts made by Chiang Khan artisans at the daily morning market. It's best to be there before 7 AM.   

Visiting Kaeng Khutkhu, a site at the north east corner of the town, also one fo the best viewpoints in town, is highy recommended for those seeking a closer view of the Mekong river. Ferry service to see Chiang Khan from the new perspective is quite popular among visitors to this town. 

Sunset tour allows tourists to enjoy the brilliant colors cast over water as the sun hides behind the mountains.