Chiang Khong along the Mekong River

Harbour at Chiang Khong, North Thailand

Chiang Khong is a small town along the Mekong River as gate-way to Laos en-route to Luang Prabang. In the old days you had to take the ferry so along both sides a small town developed for all the travellers & cargo going to/from Laos. But since 2013 there is the Thai-Laos Friendship bridge, about 8km south of town. This is an international border crossing. Locals & some cargo can still cross the border & river by ferry. It is a lovely little town with partly a kind of boulevard along the Mekong River and many small hotels and guesthouses. But there even is a big Ibis Hotel and since shortly a brand new colonial style Fortune Hotel. In the evening there is an typically Thai fresh market on the main street and you can enjoy a lovely dinner along the Mekong River. I loved it here. But maybe that is just because of my love for the Mekong River.

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