Chiang Khong District

Chiang Khong – District & Town Information

Chiang Khong is a district (Amphoe) in the northeastern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand. Neighboring districts are (from the southeast clockwise) Wiang Kaen, Khun Tan, Phaya Meng Rai, Wiang Chiang Rung, Doi Luang, Chiang Saen of Chiang Rai Province. To the east is Bokeo province of Laos. The Mekong River partially forms the boundary to Laos.

Houei Xai

Due to its location, the district forms a gateway to Laos, mostly by boats traveling to Luang Prabang. Buses travel on the Asian Highway 3 from Ban Houai Xai – across the river – to Boten at the Chinese-Laotian boundary.

Chiang Khong Customs

A bridge crossing the Mekong river is currently in the early phase of construction.

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