The summit of Phu Tok at Chiang Khan
|Sunrise at 6 in the morning|
You can drive yourself (or take a song-theauw) to the foot of the mountain. But from there you have to take a special song-theauw (pickup truck) to the top. Access to the top opens at 5 am in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. Costs for transport to the top is 25 Thai baht per person. It is a small (but good) steep road and takes about less as 10 minutes. Parking fee is 10 Thai baht.
|First sunlight tipping over the mountains|
About 1 hours later coming down it was time for early breakfast. There are of course a few street-stalls selling Thai food, but there is also a nice open-air restaurant selling simple western or Thai breakfast. And coffee, tea or choc-co.
All together a nice start of the day during our trip in off the beaten track in Loei. Another nice place to visit nearby is "Keang khu kud", rapids in the Mekong River. There a few restaurants and a little market selling the famous local dried, sweet coconut.
|Keang Khu Kud seen from Phu Tok|
|Chiang Khan seen from Phu Tok|