About Huai Kon in Nan province

Huai Kon is about 120 km north of Nan town and the border town with Laos. The main attraction of Huai Kon is the fact that there is the International Border crossing to Laos. At this border crossing is also every Sunday a so called Border Market where locals sell goods. Be aware that the border is a few km away from the village Huai Kon itself. For more information about Nan province have a look at Destination Travel Guide Nan.


Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand
Clouds in the mountains in Nan province

How to get to Huai Kon?

  • 🚌 By public transport you could take the Orange bus from Nan to Thung Chang and from there change to a songtheauw. Or you could take a mini-van from the bus-station in Nan town or even from Den Chai.
  • 🛵 By private car or motorbike just follow route 101 to Pua and Thung Chang and then continue route 101 until Huai Kon.

What to do in Huai Kon?

The main reason to go to Huai Kon is crossing the border between Thailand and Laos or visit the border market but in recent history the area of Huai Kon was part of the Communist Battlefield.
  1. Crossing the border to Laos
  2. Sunday Border Market
  3. Remains of the former Communist Battlefield
For more information see my travel blog postings about Huai Kon.

    Food & Beverages in Huai Kon

    At the border area are some small Thai restaurants and a Coffee Shop. And at the intersection of route 1081 and the backroad to the border are also some small Thai restaurants and even one nice coffee shop that is also serving food.
    1. Huai Kon Coffee Shop, Hot & Cold drinks + Thai / Lunch

    Accommodation in Huai Kon

    As Huai Kon is not really a tourist destination there is very limited accommodation. But in the village are now a few places that have a few rooms. The nearest accommodation in Laos would be at Muang Ngeun and Hongsa.


    Where to go next?

    The most common place to go next is Hongsa in Laos or Thung Chang in Thailand. But from Huai Kon you could also take the long way home to Bo Klua via route 1081.

      Map of Huai Kon

      Destination Travel Guide Nan : About Huai Kon

      Route from Nan to Huai Kon

      Destination Travel Guide Nan : About Huai Kon
      Route from Nan town to Huai Kon in Nan province, North Thailand

      Disclaimer : All information is created in good faith and is an expression of fair comment.

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