Great little place on the Mekong, interesting history and how the walking street area came to be as it is.
Great atmosphere everywhere and at 6am every morning Monks come along the main street to collect food.
Tiny village along with Khong river (natural border between Thai and Laos) is perfect place for lover because they can hold-hand walking on terrace next by river and this village perfect for family and friends because you can take a boat for sightseeing in Khong river, shopping at night market (there 're a lot of cool & cute souvenir in cheap price).
There have traditional resrtaurant, chic hotel in reasonable price. Some home stay arrange relax area for tourist so you can see river from your room. Last but not least for someone who want to stay alone this town is good for u too. You can rent bicycle to explore town by yourself people at Chiang Khan very kind and generous. I suggest you to come here in winter or rain season because ot's too hot in summer. Enjoy in Chaing Khan!!!
A recommended place for relaxation and for nature. enjoy the cool weather in Dec. Easy access via Loei and visits many places by cycling
it is very interesting place to go, where you can find very friendly local people, all day dining, you can go to local food shop, find something to eat at very cheap price.
at the end of the day, don't forget to visit Chiangkhan walking street.
The town itself is most attractive and olde world style, with al fresco restaurants on the pavement overlooking the River Mekong below.
Lots of boutique shops and plenty of restaurants with a good choice of food. Excursions to nearby mountain with fabulous views looking down to the Mekong far below! Flower baskets everywhere helps to make it almost like an Alpine village!
Don't miss to walk on walking street and Buddhist monk's alms bowl in the morning. Sunset time also very nice on boat trip along the Mae Klong River.
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Its a small fascinating city and is worth staying long. Phu Thork is the place you can't miss for eyeing the top scenic view of Mekhong river with sea of fog.
Small, lovely, old city by the Mae Kong River. Nice local food. Great place to live a slow life amid very friendly locals.
I would recommend it as a quiet getaway for a romantic couple weekend or for families with older kids, however without transport I wouldn't stay more than a couple of nights.
Shoul visit Chiangkhan in period of mid of November till beginning of February, you will get nice cold weather.
Quiet, small, self-sufficient city. very good for slow-life traveling or relaxation. Experiencing traditional sticky rice offering to monks is a must.
Going to see the city in foggy environment above sea level is recommended.
The river front area has a lot of old and new wooden houses. The promenade and the road that runs parallel are virtually vehicle-free, something that is very rare in Thailand.
By sundown the area along the river seems open only to pedestrians. There has been a laudable attempt to keep the "ugliness" of modern life out. Chiangkhan is a great place to spend a few peaceful days far from the madding crowd.
I've been to Chiang Khan many times and over the years it has grown from a very boring Thai town into a Thai tourist destination.
If you go, stay in a room directly on the river with a river view.
Khan city to stay for a long as possible. With many cultural similarities with Laos. Enabling cultural worth to experience that.
Over all very clean town. Seemed like a destination for Thai people. Not many foreigners visiting the area.
Beautiful views of the Mekong River and over to Laos. Didn't have time for a boat trip but they're available. Lots of new guesthouses and restaurants over looking the Mekong.
It likes stepping back to the old time of Thailand 50 years ago. The atmosphere here is about the same as Laung Prabang in Laos.
Just take it easy sitting at your hotel balcony with a glass of wine watching the boat rolling by is so serene having a peace of mind.
Vintage look business, with cool weather. A little artificial, and could be found at Suan Root Fai at Chatuchak, so we did not spend too much time in there.
We drove east of Chiang Khan, and had a great half day at Kang Kud Koo, with delicious food o the Mekong.
NOT MUCH TO DO IN CHIANGKHAN. FEW PLACES TO VISIT OUT OF TOWN BUT HAVE TO DRIVE YOURSELF. MARKET STREET IS REALLY GOOD TO STROLL ALONG.
CAN SEE MONKS IN EARLY MORNING GETTING FOOD FROM LOCAL. AROUND 6AM
Good scenery (in my case, unrivaled DRIVING experience in terms of gorgeous scenery offered on the way) fine dining, nice & friendly people, among all !!
Mahathat Temple is more than 300 years old. There's even an old restroom, colonial style, preserved in this temple.
The mural painting on the wall of the main hall shows the life of the people in Chiangkan in the old days. At the Mahathat temple, there is a restroom which was built about a hundred years ago also. The restroom has been renovated but the building itself remain the same since the old days. The door has been replaced using parts of coffins.