Loei Travel Guide

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Loei Highlights

  • Pro
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     A good point to visit the northern Mekong Route 

  • Con
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     Difficult to communicate if you don't speak Thai 

  • In a nutshell
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     a nice retreat from the tourist swamped sites 

Loei Things to Do

  • PHUKRADUNG

    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...

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  • Sirinthorn Art Centre, Wangsapung

    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...

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  • Loei Cultural Centre

    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 charge

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  • Pha Puu Cave temple

    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...

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  • Pha Bing Cave temple, Wangsapung

    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.

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  • Sri Kun Muang temple - Chiang Khan

    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...

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  • Phra That Sri Song Rak, Dansai

    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...

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  • Phi Ta Khon Mask Museum, Dansai

    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...

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  • Roue 203: from Lom Sak to Loei

    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...

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  • Tha Li

    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.

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  • Along the Mekong: Sanghom

    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...

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  • Along the Mekong: Chiang Khan

    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...

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  • Phu Kradeung

    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...

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  • Phi Ta Khon Festival

    In mid June to early July, many people stay in this area for the Phi Ta Khon festival, since there is very little accomodation around Dan Sai. The big festival is held in Dan Sai, which is two hours away by bus. Loei has their own Phi Ta Khon festival by not sure of dates.

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  • Kaeng Sopha Waterfal

    This waterfall is inside Thung Salaeng Luang National Park ...which is on the way on the way to Lom sak from pitsnaluk. Its 2 km from the main road/ park office.

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  • On the Way from Pitsnaluk to Lom Sak

    When you travel from Pitsnaluk to Lom Sak...the drive way is beautiful and its called "Swiss of Thailand". There are many resorts available on this area. Beautiful scenery.

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  • Local architecture in Chiang Khan

    Not just scenery in Chiang Khan , if you 're interested in local acrhitecture such as shophouses, wooden houses, colonial building or even rice containers. It's one attraction in Chiang Khan.

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  • Pathway on the bank of Khong river...

    One of the must thing to in Chiang Khan 's walking on the pathway along the Khong river on sunrise and sunset time. I think it's the way to enjoy lifestyle of people and relax your mind. Enjoy walking!!

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Loei Restaurants

  • Fresh fish from Khong river,Chaing Khan

    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 dishes

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  • Homemade noodle shop ,Chaing Khan

    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 soup

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Loei Transportation

  • Exhausting but fine

    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...

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  • Best way to go to Loei and visit around

    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.

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  • Getting to Loei

    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...

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Loei Shopping

  • by lucy60 Written Sep 7, 2008

    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.

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Loei Warnings and Dangers

  • by lucy60 Updated Sep 7, 2008

    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

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Loei What to Pack

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    by gwen_tifa Written Nov 4, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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.

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    • Camping
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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Loei Off The Beaten Path

  • Chiang Khan

    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...

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  • China Mountains

    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...

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  • 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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