A Guide to the Slow Life in Idyllic Chiang Khan, Loei

The Chiang Khan district in Loei is a town filled with distinctive local charms, where visitors can cruise along the Mekong, take part in daily traditions and watch a magical mountainous sunrise.

A Guide to the Slow Life in Idyllic Chiang Khan, Loei

The Chiang Khan district in Loei is a town filled with distinctive local charms, where visitors can cruise along the Mekong, take part in daily traditions and watch a magical mountainous sunrise.

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Thailand bustles with the allures of exciting culinary scenes, hundreds of destinations and fun activities. Yet Chiang Khan, Loei offers the calming charms of a quite and idyllic town life.

When one travels to a new place, it is almost always the norm to see as many attractions and do as many new thins as possible. Especially with a country like Thailand that brims with an array of exotic foods, exciting destinations and picturesque landscapes. But sometimes, there is nothing like slowing down to immerse in the local culture and get to know the real spirit of the place.

Eat Vacation is delighted to say that the Chiang Khan District of Loei is indeed the perfect place for a respite from the constant movement. Located in the upper northeastern of Thailand, it offers a balance of unique local charms with touches of modernity. The non-profit foundation Green Destinations has named Chiang Khan as one of the World Sustainable Destinations 2020. With plenty of quaint yet calming activities, Eat Vacation can assure that anyone would find much-needed tranquillity in this town.

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As a local staple, sticky rice plays a big role as a daily sustenance. Each morning, it is a ritual for the locals to offer sticky rice to monks.

Every morning, the locals have a ritual of almsgiving where they offer sticky rice to the monks for their sustenance. Participate in this daily ceremony to get a closer look and be acquainted with the local tradition. Chiang Khan is also a great place to explore on bike, and the Old Town is an especially mesmerizing area. Pedal through narrow alleys of pastoral wooden houses, where some have been transformed into guesthouses and restaurants.

As it happens, this idyllic town is located right along the Mekong River. Eat Vacation recommends taking a cruise during the golden hours for a magical scenic tour. Just before the sun begins to rise, head over to Phu Tok. This small mountain boasts some of the most ethereal landscapes in the country, with sublime mists and a mountainous background.

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Listed as one of the World Sustainable Destinations 2020 by Green Destinations – a non-profit foundation for sustainable Destination development and recognition, Chiang Khan District of Loei in upper northeastern Thailand is packed with calm and casual charms.

A trip to Chiang Khan is never complete without experiencing the recently opened skywalk in Phu Khok Ngio. Drive 30 minutes to the west of town and one could behold a captivating panorama of the Mekong River and Hueng River. This magnificent scene is a misty look at the Thai-Laos border. All in all, Eat Vacation could say that Chiang Khan, Loei is one of the must-visit destinations in Thailand.

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