The summit of Phu Tok at Chiang Khan
|Sunrise at 6 in the morning|
We had been there in the afternoon to watch the sunset and to catch the sunrise over Laos we had to be there at 5:45am (of course this depends on the time of the year) and at 6:00am we were on the top of Phu Tok. Of course we were not alone, although I was the only non-Thai. On the top is a small walking path around the TOT communication complex, and of course there are a few view-points. Unfortunately due to clouds the sunrise was not as spectacular as we thought it would be. So about 7:00am we were back in Chiang Khan town for a breakfast along the Mekong River.
After checking out from our hotel we did visit the nearby "Keang Khu Kud". This is a view-point along the Mekong River, where there are rapids & a sharp curve in the Mekong River. Of course there are a few restaurants right along the Mekong River and you can make boat-cruises over the Mekong River. At the local market people are selling the famous local dried, sweet coconut. Scroll down for some photos made from Phu Tok.