About Ban Huai Kon in Nan province

Ban Huai Kon is about 120 km north of Nan town and the border town with Laos. It is the main village of Chaloem Phra Kiat district and on road signs sometimes only the district name is used. The main attraction of Ban 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 Thai & Lao sell goods. Be aware that the border is a few km away from the village Ban Huai Kon itself. 


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

How to get to Ban 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 Ban Huai Kon.

What to do in Ban Huai Kon?

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

    Food & Beverages in Ban 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 (not always open)

    Accommodation in Ban Huai Kon

    As Ban 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. 

    For information about other places in Nan province click on their name below here.

    Where to go next?

    Most people traveling to Ban Huai Kon do so to cross the border to Laos and the next destination in Laos would be Hongsa. Arriving from Laos for most people the next destination is Thung Chang, but from Ban Huai Kon you could also go to Phu Phayak or take the long way home to Bo Klua via route 1081.

      Map of Ban Huai Kon

      Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand

      Route from Nan town to Ban Huai Kon

      Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand
      Route from Nan town to Ban 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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