Chiang Saen District

Chiang Khong – Gateway to Laos

Chiang Khong is a sleepy riverside port, located approx 120 kms from Chiang Rai city, and with a population of apprx 12,000 people. There is a range of riverside accommodation and dining options and its not a bad place to just chill out and relax. Watching the river traffic over breakfast and coffee in the early morning sun;

Or having a “sundowner” at a riverside restaurant…

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Chiang Khong can be reached via;

  • Thoeng and Route 1020
  • Chiang Saen via Route 1129
  • Chiang Rai via Route 1174

The town has all the modern amenities such as banks & ATM machines, fuel stations, Seven/11 convenience stores and more.

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Chiang Khong’s sleepy atmosphere is poised for change, according to predictions. The new bridge across the Mekong River, supposedly due for completion in 2011, will provide the final link in the A3 Highway from Kunming in southern China, all the way through to Bangkok!

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TOURIST POLICE 053-  
POLICE STATION 053-  
AIRPORT 053-  
HOSPITAL 053-  
CITY HALL 053-  
CULTURE CENTER 053-  
TOURIST COORDINATION CENTER 053-  
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