Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quiet Chiang Khan เชียงคาน gets hip

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Chiang Khan, seen from Mekong River

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Mekong River seen from Chiang Khan

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Chaikhong Road

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Paradise for shopping: Chai Kong road by night

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Wood architecture in Chaikong Road

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Looking for slow life? Chiang Khan promises exactly that! Along the meandering Mekong River you will discover two main streets with rows of traditional wooden houses, where time seems to stand sill. Here you find some guesthouses, restaurants and coffee shops like the Open & Close Cafe เชียงคาน or the Natee Tong Coffee Shop ร้านกาแฟนาทีทอง, some Lao-Thai-style temples and a very quiet life untouched by the big streams of tourists - like the essence of the old Thailand. A peaceful place with a wunderful view towards the river and the mounains of Laos, just for relaxing and doing nothing. In the morning, at the crack of dawn, elegantly dressed women await monks with their bowls. Along the Mekong there is a walkway for strolling or biking.

But attention: In Thailand some people start to talk about Chiang Khan as a hip place. Already you will find pretty boutiques in the old teak houses like idea-deedee.com ไอเดีย ดีดี ณ.เชียงคาน, Sabai Dee สะบายดี เชียงคาน or NOL โน-แอล (see pictures on phudoilay.com. And during Thai festival weekends Chiang Khan ist full of tourists, mostly from Bangkok. How do the people in Chiang Khan react to this situation? Yvonne Bhowongprasert describes it in her article "Lost in time" in Bangkok Post. Another article about Chiang Khans development has been published by Richard S. Ehrlich on cnngo.com.

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If you get up early in the morning, you can join the locals, giving their alms to the monks to make merits

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On public holidays Chiang Khan is full of Thai visitors

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Delicious snacks at Chaikong Road


Restaurants in Chiang Khan.

Ganga Chiangkhan คงคา เชียงคาน: 284 Chaikhong road (mear Wat Tha Kok). Phone+668 1939 9273,+668 6327 5098. Burgers, steaks, pizza, coffee, juices and panoramic views of Mekong River. See also their page on facebook

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Heon Luang Prabang Home Stay เฮือนหลวงพระบาง โฮมสเตย์: Execellent lao style dishes.

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Temples in Chiang Khan

Wat Si Khun Mueang (วัดศรีคุณเมือง) is located on Chai Khong Road, between Soi 6 and 7, to the north of Chiang Khan Market. It was constructed in 1942 with a boundary wall surrounding the Ubosot. The temple is a collection of Lanna and Lane Xang arts. You discover a carved Buddha image with gold leafs on black lacquer in the forgiving posture of the Lan Chang style. At the front of the Ubosot you find mural paintings, depicting the ten Jataka stories.

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Mural paintings


Wat Mahathat: The oldest temple in Chiang Khan dates from 1654. See picture of the door by jayamee


Wat Phu Chang Noi วัดภูช้างน้อย: A stair with many steps has to be climbed to reach the sitting Buddha image an enjoy a great view across Chiang Khan and the Mekong. See video by kaweepetch

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Wat Tha Kok วัดท่าครก:

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Phra Phutthabat Phu Khwai Ngoen (พระพุทธบาทภูควายเงิน) is located at Ban Pha Baen, Tambon Buhom. The Buddha’s footprint is 120 centimetres long and 65 centimetres wide, enshrined on a whetstone. Every year, on the full moon day of the third lunar month, the temple organises a celebration. To get there: Take the Chiang Khan – Phak Chom route for a distance of 6 kilometres to Pha Baen village and turn to Umung village for 3 kilometres to the foot of the mountain. Continue further along the laterite road for 1 kilometer.


Phra Yai Phu Khok Ngio (พระใหญ่ภูคกงิ้ว) is also called Phra Phuttha Nawaminthara Mongkhon Lila Thawinakharaphirak. It is situated at Phu Khok Ngio, Ban Tha Di Mi, Tambon Pak Tom, on the hillside, where the Hueang River joins the Mekong River. This is a walking Buddha image in the blessing posture, cast of fibre and golden resin combined, 19 metres high and 7.2 metres wide at its base. To get there: From Chiang Khan turn southwest at the T-junction, go on to Ban Tha Di Mi School and turn right for 2 kilometres more.


Cataracts and boat trips on the Mekong River

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Kaeng Khut Khu: Not a big waterfall, but rocks in the Mekong River

Nice to see: The cataracts of Kaeng Khut Khu แก่งคุดคู้ at the curving Mekong River. During the raining season the water hides the cataracts. Restaurants there sell local seafood dishes, operated by Ban Na Noi people.

For pleasent excursions you can rent a riverboot for a cruise on the Mekong or on Hueang River. Upstreams you can reach Phra Yai or Hat Sai Kaew, a sandy beach for swimming. Upstream trips, taking three hours, cost around 1500 Bath per boat and "are best undertaken in the afternoon, returning at sunset", recommends roughguide.com. Downstreams you reach Pak Chom in around six hours (3000 Bath). Most guest houses offer a one-hour sunset on the Mekong cruise for about B750 per boat. Also kayak excursions take place, and it's possible to rent bikes and motorbikes.


Festival in Chiang Khan

Chiang Khan’s End of Buddhist Lent Festival (งานประเพณีออกพรรษาอำเภอเชียงคาน) is organised in front of Chiang Khan District Office on the full moon day of the 11th lunar month every year. There are the Prasat Phueng procession, long-boat races, Ruea Kap races and illuminated boat contests, Tak Bat Devo, and various local cultural shows. See pictures by wbtuffin


Visit the Thai Dam People

Eighteen kilometers south, in Ban Khok (called by its inhabitants Ban Panahk หมู่บ้านวัฒนธรรมไทยดำ), you find one of only 3 Tai Dam villages in Thailand. The Tai Dam (or Dai Lam) emigrated from Northern Viet Nam in the 1890s.


How to travel to Chiang Khan

Flights: Nok Air flies from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Loei daily. Then 60 to 90 minutes by Songthaew to Chiang Khan. Or flight from Bangkok to Udon Thani with Nok Air, Thai Air Asia and Thai Airways International. From Udon Thani bus to Loei (3 and half and hour) and then Songthaew to Chiang Khan.

Bus: From Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Mor Chit). Night Bus leaving Bangkok 20.00 pm and arriving Chiang Khan 05.00 pm by transport.co.th

Train/Bus: From Bangkok by train to Nong Khai by State Railways of Thailand. Bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Khan (see below).

Buses from Chiang Khan: Songthaew for Loei (1 hour) leave from Road 201 (opposite Shell gas station) between 5.30 am and 5.30 pm every 30 minutes. Songthaew for Pak Chom (1 hour) every 30 minutes until 17.00. From Pak Chom every hour buses to Nong Khai (passing Sang Khom, Si Chiang Mai, Tha Bo) until 15.30. The other way round: One bus leaves Nong Khai at 7.30 am, Sang Khom at 2pm, Pak Chom at 4pm and arrives in Chiang Khan at 6.30 pm. From Chiang Khan you can also travel by Songthaew to Loei and from there by Bus to Udon Thani (every 30 minutes, 3 and half an hour) and then from Udon Thani to Nong Khai.

Taxi from Udon Thani: We asked at the Limousine Service in Udon Thani Airport and got a taxi to Chiang Khan for 3000 Bath (around 2.5 hours). Udon Thani 24 Hour Taxi Meter offers the transport for 2200 Bath (phone 080 0101 354).


Travel to Laos

Travel to Laos: In Ban Na Kraseng, around 25 kilometers west of Chiang Khan, there is a frontier crossing towards Laos, you cross a bridge on Hueang River. The Lao immigration point is called Namhueng. Visa on arrival are not available.



More photos of Chiang Khan by akku2004

Read more about Chiang Khan: A visit to Chiang Khan in the blog "Learning to fly"



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Hotels and Guesthouses in Chiang Khan เชียงคาน - seen by people, who have been there

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Guesthouses in Pak Chom ปากชม

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Mekong River in Pak Chom

Pak Chom is a small city on the Mekong River with a market, som restaurants and some motel-like resorts.


Agalin Holiday Villas อกาลิน: 113 Ban Thap Sa-ngao, Pak Chom – Si Chiang Mai Road, Tambon Huai Phichai. Six villas from 4000 Bath. Phone +66 (0) 2712 9872, + 66 (0) 8 1901 0402. No restaurant there according to reviews on tripadvisor.com


Kulab Resort: 50 moo 4 huoy pichai. In Pak Niam, between Pak Chom and Nong Khai. Phone +66 (0) 804130383.


Pak Chom Resort ปากชม รีสอร์ท: From 250 Bath. 315 Moo 1, Si Chiang Mai Road, Phone +66 (0) 4288 1033, +66 (0) 8 1872 3306. Bungalows. "Very nice rooms but had no views", according to Chris Jedrzycki


Pak Chom Rim Nam: 081-3916916 , 086-2272500


Rabiang Rim Khong Bungalow ระเบียงริมโขง บังกะโล:


Ruenrat Resort เรือนรัตน์ รีสอร์ท: From 300 Bath. 263/3 Moo 1, Tambon Pak Chom. Around one mile from town. Phone +66 (0) 4288 1523, +66 (0) 8 9863 7098. 9 bungalows with aircon, shower and hot water. See pictures by Ruenrat Resort

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bizarre rocks and cave paintings
in Phu Phrabat Historical Park

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Ho Nang Ussa หอนางอุสา

Near Ban Phue บันผือ, around 50 kilometers northwest of Udon Thani and 50 kilometers southwest of Nong Khai lies Phu Phrabat Historical Park อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ภูพระบาท, on a plateau on sandstone (120 meters above sea), from where you have an excellent view across the ricefields of the Mekong plain. In the park you discover bizarre geological formations, cave paintings, temples and prehistoric dwellings. The shape of the rocks resulted from glacial movement millions of years ago. You find buildings, that are not entirely built by human beings, but formed under rocks. Im some caves red paintings show men and animals (Tham Khon ถ้ำคน, cave of the men, and Tham Wua ถ้ำวัวแดง, cave of beef). They are said to date from 5000 till 6000 before Christ, other sources date them later.


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There is a forest on the plateau. In an opening inside you discover Wat Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok (วัดพระพุทธบาทบัวบก): Some Chedis and a prang, that is an imitation of Wat Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom. Inside there is a footprint of Buddha. A bit more to the south lies Wat Phra Phuttabat Bua Baan (วัดพระพุทธบาทบัวบาน).

Read also "As weird as it gets", atory in Bangkok Post.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Not to miss, when in Nong Khai

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Sculpture in Wat Khaek

Sala Kaeo Ku or Wat Khaek (ศาลาแก้วกู่ หรือ วัดแขก): 3 kilometers east of the town of Nong Khai on the right side of route 212 to Phon Phisai. The Nong Khai Buddhist Association takes care of this extraordinary park with all kinds of sculptures, some tower up more than 20 meters. They have been created by Luangpu Bunluea Surirat around 1978. He - native from Laos - left his country, where a similar park, Xieng Khuan Park (built 1958), can be found near Vientiane, after the revolution of 1975. He believed, the teachings of all regions from Buddhism to Hinduism and Confuzianism and Christianism could be mixed together. So you discover Buddha images in different attitudes, Hindu gods, Christian religious icons, figures from the Ramayana epic and from folk legends. The Sala Keoku pavilion is a large three-story concrete building, whose domes look like a mosque. In this park you find also the Wheel of Life, a circular group of sculptures. Open: Daily from 7 am till 5 pm. Admission fee: 10 Baht. Read more by John P Seely or study sala-saeoku.blogspot.com (in Thai).

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See also "In Memoriam Luang Pu", a collection of pictures.


Wat Pho Chai (วัดโพธิ์ชัย): Pho Chai Road. A royal temple with Luangpho Phra Sai, a sacred Buddha image. The Buddha is sitting cross-legged, in the pose of subduing Mara. Old people will tell you the legend, that three daughters of the King of Lan Chang had three Buddha images cast and named after their names: Phra Soem, Phra Suk and Phra Sai. Originally the three images were housed in Vientiane. In the reign of King Rama III they were sent to Nong Khai by boat. Phra Suk drowned during a storm. Phra Soem and Phra Sai arrived in Nong Khai. Later Phra Soem was taken to Bangkok. On the full moon day of the seventh lunar month, the people of Nong Khai hold a merit-making fair (Bun Bang Fai) to worship Phra Sai.

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Mural paintings inside Wat Pho Chai

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Wat Lam Duan: Buddha sitting on the roof.

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Wat That La Nong:

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Promenade along Mekong River: Lazy walks or cycle rides for 3 to 4 kilometers on a quiet road.


Tha Sadet Market (ตลาดท่าเสด็จ): Here you find products from Indochina and Eastern Europe. Open daily from 7 am till 6.30 pm. Local people also can cross the border into Laos here. Foreign visitors have to go through the Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge checkpoint.


Wat Nern Panau: Said to be the leading meditation temple in Nong Khai with spectacular architecture, set in some forest. See picture by Nong Khai Information


Read more: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Thailand/Northeastern_Thailand/Nong_Khai-1444968/Things_To_Do-Nong_Khai-TG-C-2.html#ixzz1WL4TH3R0




Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hotels and Guesthouses in Nong Khai หนองคาย - seen by people, who have been there

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Baan Mae Rim Nam: From 500 Bath. 410 Rim Khong Road. On a pedestrian walkway between Tha Sadet market and the Mekong river. Rooms overloking Mekong with balconies and rooms at the back. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com

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Budsabong Fine Resort: From 1600 Bath. 222/2 Donsawan Watthat Road. In the countryside, 5 kilometers outside of Nong Khai with big pool, between fields of rice and sugar cane. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com

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Gold Lucky Resort โกลด์ ลักกี้ โฮเต็ล: 230/1 Soi Chom Mani 2, next to the Nong Khai Technical and Boat Building Industrial College. Phone (0) 4242 3189, (0) 4242 3275.


Mae Khong River: From 380 Bath. 179 Kaeo Worawut Rd. (opposite old Nong Khai Train Station). Phone : 042 411 277, 042 465 557.


Mekong Riverside ข้อมูลโรงแรมแม่โขงริเวอร์ไซด์: 519 Rim Khong Road, T. Meechai. Noisy, because its besides the market. Critical reviews on tripadvisor.com. See pictures on HotSia


Mut Mee Guest House: From 170 Bath. 1111/4 Kaeworawut Road | Amphur Muang. In a garden right on the Mekong River. "An oasis", say the very good reviews on tripadvisor.com. "Mutmee has long been Nong Khai's standout guesthouse", recommends travelfish.org. Their ship "The Nagarina" does night cruises on Mekong River. Nearby: The Hornbill Bookshop. See pictures of the guesthouse by Lea. Read also the review by Refractoy Road

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NongKhai City Hotel: 1129/12 Nai Muang. Phone (0) 42 421 441, (0) 82 859 42 22.


Nongkhai Grand Hotel: 589 Moo 5 Nongkhai Poanpisai Rd. Out of the town. "A good mid-range option", comments travelfish.org


Panlaan Boutique Resort: From 750 Bath. 6 Banlaojommanee Road. Phone + 66 (0) 04 467 446. Very good reviews on agoda.com

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Superior Wooden House


Pantawee Hotel: From 500 Bath. 1049 Haisoke Road. Phone +66(0) 42 411 568. With pool. "Surprisingly good value" according to travelfish.org

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The Penthouse


Phosri Guesthouse: From 300 Bath. Phosri Soi 4, Moo 14. Phone +66 (0) 42 423 358. Recommended by Kelly Kidson on her review


Porntip Apartment and Resort: 581/11 Moo 5 Saiderm Road. Phone (0)42 411 278. See Porntip on Facebook

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Rim Khong Guesthouse: 815/1-3 Rim Khong Road. Phone +66 (0) 42 460 625. Set in a super sleepy garden enclosure", notes travelfish.org. Near Wat Hai Sok. "Romms are tiny", comments pattayaraj


Royal Mekong Hotel: From 1300 Bath. 222 Jommanee beach. Phone +66 (0) 42 421 280. Nine-storey-hotel on Mekong river. Mixed reviews on sawadee.com and also on tripadvisor.com

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Ruan Thai Guest Hozse: From 300 Bath. 1126/6 Rim-Khong Road. Teak building with fan and aircon rooms. Quite good reviews von tripadvisor.com.Rooms tend to be a bit noisy, say reviews on travelfish.org


Ruen La-Mye: 550 Opposite TOT, Rard-Bum-Rung St | Phon Phisai Road. Small rooms, good review on tripadvisor.com


Sawasdee Guest House: 402 Meechai Road. Phone +66 (0) 42 412 502. In walking distance from the bus station and the Mekong. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com


Sofa Gallery Hotel: From 1400 Bath. 24 / 2 T. Mi Chai. Phone +66 (=) 802798789. Out of the city, close to the Friendship bridge. "An old family house converted very tastefully into a boutique hotel", notes SouthseaRangers on tripadvisor.com. With pool, no TV.

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Suan Sawan Resort: Around 1,5 Kilometers from Nong Khai


Thai-Laos Riverside Hotel: From 700 Bath. 51 Kaeoworawut Road. Phone +66 (0) 42 460 263-7. "Avoid it", say the comments on tripadvisor.com, noisy nightclubs downstairs.


Thai Nongkhai Guest House: 1169 Bunterngjit Soi A.Muang. Seven bungalows in a garden, in walking distance to Mekong.






Outside Nong Khai

A Hong Mekong View: Mu 3, Tambon Khai Si. 100 km east of Nong Khai, next to a temple. Good review on tripadvisor.com

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hotels and Guesthouses in Chiang Khan เชียงคาน - seen by people, who have been there

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Baan Chan Khiang บ้านชานเคียง: 146 Moo 2 Chykhong Rd. Phone 042-821096, mobile: 08-5460-2035. See more pictures on their gallery




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Room Chan-Bon on the first floor with Mekong View


Baan Sang Chan Homestay บ้านแสงจันทร์โฮมสเตย์: 190 moo 1 Chaikhong Road Soi 7.


Baan Supichaya บ้านสุพิชญา: From 1200 Bath. 183 / 1 Moo 2, Chai KhongChaikhong Road. Phone +66 (0) 4282 1528. Rooms with aircon. See pictures on agoda.com. Baansupichaya on Facebook.

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Ban Oun Ruk Hotel: 328/1 Chaikong Road Soi 10.

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Ban Hao Hotel โรงแรมบ้านเฮา: 101 Moo 1 Srichiangkhan Road. Phone +66 (0) 848968329


Baan Tam-Kam-San-Ya บ้านตามคำสัญญา: 67/1 Chaikong Road.

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Buakaw Homestay บัวแก้วโฮมสเตย์: From 400 Bath. Soi 11 Chiang Khan Road. Phone + 66 (0) 8 3177 5547. No aircon.

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Chiang Khan Guest House ชียงคาน เกสต์เฮาส์: 282 Chai Khong Road, between sois 19 and 20. Phone 042 821 69 11. Wooden rooms with shared bath. own by a Dutch man and his Thai woman. "Clean rooms, the best view over the river (sunset plus sunrise) from the terrace, relaxing sitting area with plants" but "rather small and basic rooms", comments passplanet.com. See also their page on facebook

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Mekong View from the Chiang Khan Guest House


Chiang Khan Hill Resort เชียงคานฮิลล์ รีสอร์ท:. From 700 Bath. 28/2 Ruam Chai Narumit Road, Kang Khut Ku. Phone 042 821285. Three kilometers south of the town. Reviews on tripadvisor.com point out the great view accross Mekong River and a bit outdated rooms.


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Heon Luang Prabang Home Stay เฮือนหลวงพระบาง โฮมสเตย์:. 156 Moo 2 Chai Kong road. Excellent restaurant with Lao style dishes.


Huan Fan Homestay เฮือนพัดโบก: From 500 Bath. 137 Moo 1, Soi 5-6, Chai Khong Road. Phone 083 5861714, 084 5140624, 042 822085. Rooms with fan.

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Huan Kum Huk เฮือนคุ้มฮัก: Soi 6 Chai Khong Road. See pictures on agoda.com


Husband and Wife Guesthouse and Handicraft สองผัวเมีย เกสท์เฮาส์ & แฮนดิคราฟท์:. 241 Chai Khong Road. Phone +66 854 648008.

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The Shop of Husband&Wife

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In the shop of Husband % Wife


Kao Hom Homestay บ้านข้าวหอม: Soi 10.


Loogmai Guest House เรือนแรมลูกไม้: 112 Chai Khong Road. Phone 2 822334 or 086 234 0011. The ownet is am abstract artist and has created "one of the best designed guesthouses in the northeast", notes letsgo.com. Five rooms in a French colonial house, but only one bathroom, notes Jen. See picturesd by pitakchai and this video by JourneyThailand

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Maloeide Guesthouse มาเลยเด้ เกสเฮาส์: From 440 Bath, aircon rooms from 690 Bath. 291/1 soi 9 Srichiangkhan Road. Phone +66 (0) 86 404 4372, +66 (0) 85 365 5977, +66 (0) 81 721 0432.

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Mekong Culture and Nature Tour แม่โขงคัลเจอร์ แอนด์ เนเจอร์ ทัวร์: 800 Bath. 407 Moo 1, Phone +66 (0) 4282 1457. Eight bungalows.


Rimkong ริมโขง Pub and Guesthouse: 294 Thanon Chai Khong. Phone 042 821125.


Sam's Guesthouse แซมเกสเฮาส์: From 390 Bath. 289 Moo 2 Soi 20 Chai Klong Rd. Phone +66 (0) 4282 1041, Mobile +66 (0) 8723 33797. A recently upgraded 60-year-old teak house. "The most dramatic room is a glass-walled aerie jutting over the Mekong. It rents for $17 a night, albeit with a shared bath in the hall", wrote theglobeandmail.com


Sam-Tam-Lueng Hotel แซมตามเหลืองโฮเต็ล แอทเชียงคาน:


Siam Nam Khong Guesthouse สยาม น้ำโขง เกสทเฮาส์:


Souksomboon Hotel สุขสมบูรณ์: Chai Khong Road, between sois 8 and 9. Phone 042 821064, 042 822482. "Go there for the two tiny B150 rooms with great panoramic view on the river", comments passplanet.com. Other rooms are bigger, have shower but no river view. seventeen wood-panelled rooms.


Suk Sum Ruai Hotel โรงแรมสุขสำรวย: 184 Moo 2 Chaikong Road.


Suneta Hostel สุเนต์ตา โฮสเทล: 187/1 Moo 2, Chaikhong Rd. Phone 042-821669, 086-999-9218. The rooms have private balconies or terraces, hot showers, aircon, TV and refrigerator. See pictures by SuthinSoonthorn on panoramio.com. Mixed reviews von agoda.com


Tao Kao Lao เถ้าแก่ลาว: From 600 Bath. 92 Moo.1(between Soi 4 and 5) Chaikhong Rd. Wooden two-storey guest house right on the Mekong River with river view rooms down- and upstairs. Guests share bathrooms on the first floor. Read, what Kinnareemas writes on www.tannetwork.tv

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The Old Chiangkhan Boutique Hotel ดิโอลเชียงคาน บูติคโฮเต็ล: 288 Moo 1 Chaikong Road. See pictures on HotSia

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The Royal Chiang Khan โรงแรมเดอะรอยัลเชียงคานบูทีค: From 1225 Bath. 195 Moo 2, between Soi 15 and 16, Chai Khong Road. See the presentation by places&prices

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A glimpse of the lobby


One of the bedrooms


Tonkhong Guest House ต้นโขง เกสต์เฮาส์: 299/3 Thanon Chai Khong, between sois 9 and 10. Phone 042 821879. "Basic tiny rooms with bad noise isolation", notes passplanet.com


Outside of the town:

Kaeng Khutkhu Resort (แก่งคุดคู้ รีสอร์ท): 200 Bath. 40/3 Mu 4, Phone +66 (0) 4281 2248, 11 rooms.


Read more:
Quiet Chiang Khan เชียงคาน gets hip