Loei Off The Beaten Path

  • Mekong River - rainy season  Aug 2005
    Mekong River - rainy season Aug 2005
    by Bobbee5
  • Mekong River - dry season Dec 2004
    Mekong River - dry season Dec 2004
    by Bobbee5
  • Poi Waterfall
    Poi Waterfall
    by chennaismartguy

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    Chiang Khan

    by Bobbee5 Written Sep 22, 2005

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    Chiang Khan is the most Northerly town in the Loei Province. Smallish town, no major hotels but there a a number of guesthouse. 4km East of Chiang Khan is a place called Kang Khut Khu or Kaeng Kood Koo - I have seen three differant ways of spelling this name.

    It is best described a a little resort area. It is situated on the bend of the Mekong Rivernear to the Khut Khu rapids. There are the normal souvenier shops around, some items pricey others good value. There is also a good restuarent where one can sit overlooking the Mekong and while away the afternoon with a good meal. This is a Thai restuarant so dont expect any other type of food. This is a popular place for the locals and I have seen many Thai families enjoying themselves here. You can also get a boat trip along the Mekong but as of yet have been unable to find out the times that they go.

    The food I found was delicious, and from what I can gather one of the specialities is the Platefuls of 'jumping shrimp' marinated in Thai herbs and spices. Trouble is the little blighters jump everywhere to try and get out of the marinade. Large bottle of Leo was 50 baht but did not take note of any other prices. Enough to say that a meal for 12 of us including drinks came to less than 1000 Baht.

    I shall definitely be going back there again.

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    China Mountains

    by Bobbee5 Written Feb 24, 2005

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    Phu Luang

    Heading East from Wang Saphung is Phu Luang and the Phu Luang National Park. Here the are some marvellous rock formations and small peaks. According to what I was told they are called the 'China Mountains' by the locals. There is one that appears to have a hole through the middle.There is a waterfall further on where all the rocks have a cream colour.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Poi Waterfall

    by chennaismartguy Written Oct 13, 2004
    Poi Waterfall

    A sign at Km.61 (Phitsanulok - Lomsak Road) reads Suan Pa Khao Krayang, and introduces a 2 kilometre access road to Poi Waterfall, which is distingguished by a copious flow and profuse rocky outcroppings. Many species of flowering trees grace the area.

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