Sitting right on the banks of the Mekong, Chiang Khan capitalises on its great location with a thriving tourist industry. With great views across to the mountains of Laos, its main attractions are a lovely esplanade along the river and the quaint wooden shophouses of its ‘walking street’ (which actually does have a few cars). It’s a popular spot for holidaying Thais and a great place to spend a few days relaxing.
In late 2016 there were plans to extend the esplanade along the Mekong all the way out to Kaeng Khut Khu, which would make it a nice 4km walk
|Chiang Khan is a small and a calm town located at the border line of Khong River. The town is quiet and people have a simple life style. It has many beautiful temples. The town still has a row of old wooden house, with authentic wood preserved. Some of them are made for accommodation for tourists who want to relax comfortably close to the community.
Great things to do in the early morning are an offering to a Buddhist monk and sightseeing cruises along the Mekong River. Chiang Khan is also famous for quilt products great for souvenirs.