A good point to visit the northern Mekong Route
Difficult to communicate if you don't speak Thai
a nice retreat from the tourist swamped sites
Take a hike up Phukhradung 1,316 metres in the park of the same name. Start the trail at the park office, no need to carry supplies as there are several rest areas on the climb where you can buy refreshments. Once you reach the top, 3 hours perhaps, there are places to eat and you can hire a tent from the rangers. The top iis a plateau but it's...more
Located in Srisongkram Witthaya School,this Art Centre aims to be the Centre for Art students in countryside and to support the art knowledge for students.The Art Centre have 4 main buildings : 1)Museum - exhibits history and art productions of all students who won Art reward both nation and international prize. 2)Temporary Exhibition building - a...more
Loei Cultural Centre was built to make a brief understanding on Loei Culture. The exbitions 're about the natural history, geography, history, tribes, archaeology, traditions in Loei. The Centre also exhibits local textile collection and local utensils.And offer knowledge centre for Loei culture. Open : Mon - Fri 8.30 - 16.30 / Free of chargemore
Pha Puu cave or so called Piang Din Cave found by the famous monk named Luang Puu Khamdee Papaso. He was built a temple in this area in later time. Pha Puu Cave located under a rock mountain, inside houses Buddha images. The cave also have stalagmite and stalactite which made the cave more beautiful. On the mountain, it 's mixed forest which 's...more
Located at the foothill of Pha Bing mountain where have a big cave with Buddha Footprint on ceiling. This temple used to be a place where Phra Ajarn Man Phuritatto, the famous meditation master in Thailand stayed. After his death, people was built the stupa with museum to honor him on the top of the mountain.more
The old temple in chiang Khan where you can found Ubosot (ordination hall) in Lanna Art (Northern Thailand style) mixed with LanXang Art (Luang Prabang ,Laos Art).From the inscription which found in this temple told about this temple was built before 2377BE. by the abbot and people. A must see things within this temple 're Ubosot in mixed...more
Phra That Sri Song Rak 's the holy stupa of Loei people which was built in Ayutthaya period as a friendship sign between Ayutthaya Kingdom and Lanxang Kingdom. The stupa or so called Phra That was built in Lanxang or Laos style. Inside houses Buddha images and holy books. Everyyear, local always held a celebration by making bamboo to be a pyramidal...more
This museum aims to represent the old tradition of Dansai District called Boon Luang. This tradition always have man wearing Phi Ta Khon mask in a procession which become a sign of this culture. Phi Ta Khon festival held around June for 2 days. It 's a big festival in this area. Inside the museum, exhibits about Phi Ta Khon mask which relate to...more
The road is panoramic, but the best part for me is from Chateau de Loei to Loei. You may see wonderful mountains and there are a lot of flowers. I did not like the vinery Chateau de Loei: wine is not good and overpriced and souvenir shop is expensive. For a good suovenir you may choose from a lot of stalls that sell pumpkins of every size similar...more
The route to Tha Li is wonderful. My preferred one (you need a car) is go towards Phu Rua (route 203) and then descend to the village affording wonderful views of mountains (if you don't see signs for Tha Li you may follow the signs for scenic point or view along the road from Loei ti Tha Li). Interesting temple.more
I went there in a journey from Loei. The best way to go there is via Chiang Khan or Pak Chom. There is a beautiful contryside and some fine temples like Wat Hai Sok (2 kms from Sanghom, and Wat Hin Mak Peng (30 km from the village); both offer superb views of Mekong and countryside. (For the drive to Chiang Khan and return, you may read my tip on...more
Drive to Chiang Khan from Loei is fine and you cross wonderful mountains to arrive to this little village on the Mekong River. You may remain there to see temples and the river; then you may go to Kaeng Khut Khut where see the falls. Furtheremore you may return back via Pakchom or continue the trip along the Mekong. Interesting: Mekong here is very...more
If you are here for some nice scenic views and work out. Here's the place to visit (as well as other Phus). Give yourself about 4 days at least to enjoy Phu Kradeung. It was said that Phu Kradueng is meant for couples as a test of their love for each other (is it true?). I do see many families travel together (probably fosters family relationship...more
Stayed for two Nights excellent accommodation for just 1,000 bahts a Night. Staff were very friendly...more
252 Moo 1, Koakngam, Amphur Dansai, Loei, 42120, Thailand
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
28/2 Ruamchai Narmit Road, Chiang Khan District, Loei, 42110, Thailand
Good for: Couples
Almost Thai come to Chiang Khan for enjoy tasting fresh fish from Khong river. Some restuarants you can enjoy tasting 're -Kid Tung restuarant in Suksomboon hotel ,Chai Khong Rd.-Phun Swad restuarant, Chai Khong Rd.-Rabiang Rim Khong restuarant, Chai Khong Rd.All restuarant offered a nice scenery of Khong river which 's a plus. -All fish dishesmore
I found this restuarant from travel information magazine which made me so interesting in homemade noodle. But this restuarant also offered others kinds of food like rice with pork and soup,fried rice ,......... It's the nice one to enjoy eating. -Noodle in soupmore
28 Reviews and Opinions
You may arrive in Loei from1) BKK (Northern Bus Terminal) about 10 hours (exhausting)2) Phitsanaluke about 4 hours3) Udon Thani: about 4 hours (the road is unimpressive but you may have a stop in Erawan Cave)4) Khon Khaen: about 4 hours (the first part is busy and boring, but the second one is fine, when you travel cross mountains).The best choice...more
I went to Loei via Lom Sak. I started from Phitsanaluke going to Lom Sak; before Lom Sak there are a lot of accomodations if you need a stop. Then, following 203 you arrive in Loei. Be careful you have to drive to 203, before entering in Lom Sak, or you are lost. I spent about 1 hour lost in the town.more
There are a few ways to get to Loei-all by bus. We flew into Udon Thani by Bangkok. From there we went to Laos( Vientiane) thru Nong Khai (Thai border town). From Nong Khai you can take the 507 bus, which is a scenic bus that hugs the Mekong River. Lonely Planet even recommends doing the ride-since it's quite beautiful and extremely rural. Not many...more
I don't remember name of the shop but you may find it in Charoenrat Road. If you are in Palace hotel, you have to cross the bridge and then go right. Along the road you see a shop that sell texiles and little box in silver.
What to buy: What a pity, no more good ikat, no more handmade texiles. But you may buy foulards and silver.
What to pay: Foulard: 100 - 200 THB
Silver box: 160.
Remeber that you buy more than one thing you may ask for a discouny, even if vendor don't want to bargain.
If you drive a car, the best way to visit this country, choose a 4-wheel, especially in rainy season, even if you don't plane to go in National Parks. Road in Thailand are generally good, but in mountain there are often slope and the street may became dangerous
One thick warm clothing for the cold weather (particulary winter season)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It's sold at the top but better to have your own - particularly medical supplies for constipation, vitamin C etc.
Photo Equipment: I see many people carrying their tripods - so you might consider bringing them along.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You are strongly advise to bring the following:
- anything to prevent leeches from coming to leech on you (salt, lighter, thick long socks)
- mosquito repellent (better still, get insect repellent)
Miscellaneous: Prep up your batteries, multi-plugs or adapters (maybe screw driver too) for your tech gadgets.
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...more
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...more