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What places to visit in Chiang Khan?

What to see in Chiang Khan

Interesting to see in Chiang Khan is primarily the Mekong and the sunsets over the river (the sunrises depending on time of the year are also interesting), the traditional wooden houses and Chai Khong Road, the busiest and most preserved street of the city. Wat Si Khun Muang which is on the same street is a nice little temple that worth a quick visit. And of course, one thing to do in Chiang Khan is go for a walk on the riverfront. Note that a boat trip on the Mekong or trips to Phu Tok,a neighboring mountain offering a beautiful view, are possible (ask your accommodation).

Must-visit places in Chiang Khan

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built on the banks of the Mekong River with Laos on the other side. It is a pleasant place to stroll and admire the sunsets. Very popular at the end of the afternoon.
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Chai Khong Road

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and its wooden houses. It is the most emblematic street of Chiang Khan. It comes alive in the morning when Buddhist monks are receiving alms from locals and in the evening when the souvenir and clothes shops and restaurants get very crowded. The monks morning tour in Chiang Khan is one of the best known and largest in the country (except special events), especially on Sunday morning when hundreds of Thais come just for the occasion.
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Tai Dam Village

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The Tai Dam house of Museum located 18 kilometers from Chiang Khan is a kind of eco-museum of this village dedicated to the local community that migrated from Vietnam more than a century ago. You will discover their traditions and participate in folk dances and live beautiful moments with the children happy and proud to introduce you to their culture.
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Walking Street

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This large night market is held on the most emblematic and historic street of Chiang Khan city. The one which, with its traditional wooden houses, also hosts one of the most famous morning alms offerings to Buddhist monks in Thailand. It's a good place to experience Thai street food and do some shopping.
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Other nice places to visit in Chiang Khan

Kaeng Khut Khu

Kaeng Khut Khu

starstarstarstar At this place, small waterfalls forme themselves in the middle of the Mekong river but it depends on the water level. Waterfalls or not, the mountain scenery remains superb. We particularly recommend you the river cruises tging to Kaeng Khut Khu.
Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat

starstarstar This is the oldest temple in Chiang Khan, its construction dates from the 17th century but the original hall it only remains a few walls with partly erased frescoes.
Chiang Khan Skywalk

Chiang Khan Skywalk

starstarstar Open since the end of 2020, this glass footbridge which culminates at 80 meters on the banks of the Mekong River has quickly become a very popular attraction with Thais. It is half an hour's drive from Chiang Khan and 1 hour drive from Loei city.
Wat Si Khun Muang

Wat Si Khun Muang

starstar This small charming temple in Lanna and Laos style is the largest and most sacred temple in Chiang Khan. It can be accessed on Chai Kong Road, the most famous street in the city.
Phu Tok

Phu Tok

starstar Phu Tok Mountain, 6 kilometers from Chiang Khan, is known as an extraordinary place to watch the sunrise often on a sea of mist in winter (December to March). At the top, you will find a Buddha image and a footbridge with superb views over the city, the Mekong River and the surroundings.

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Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

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also known as Wat Yai, it is an important place of pilgrimage for the Thai. Its Chinnarat Buddha is one of the most revered in the country.


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Amphawa Chaipattananurak Foundation

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More than the foundation itself, whose work to revive and preserve the know-how and traditions of Amphawa local life is admirable, it is the land that it owns with a coconut grove that is an...


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James Bond Island

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the island shaped like a nail in the sea is called James Bond Island since its appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun.


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Phraya Nakhon Cave

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it is the highlight of any visit to the Sam Roi Yod National Park. This beautiful cave hosts a small Royal Pavilion which is often illuminated by a ray of light coming from the opening at the top...


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