Chiang Khong Travel Guide

The Chiang khong tours one of the best interesting

The famous Chiang khong tour grand chat fish land, chat fish museum, Chiang Khong sightseeing tours of northern Thailand
Chiang Khong one day trip walking, temple, there are many restaurants near the river bank, good view on the Mekong River.

Chiang Khong District

Chiang Khong (เชียงของ, ຊຽງຂອງ) is the land near the Laos border, Chiang Rai’s province, Northern Thailand.
A place for sleep a night before goes to Laos, Chiang Khong it’s one of the check points to go to northern Lao
There are not so many restaurants in Chiang Khong, Thai food, Pad Thai,

Chiang khong city
Chiang khong city

The best Laos Mekong River Cruise from Chiang khong  Luang Prabang, Thailand to Laos.

We organised two day Lao slow boat cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, We also can pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai, or Chiang Mai in Thailand to Laos. The boat trip takes 2 days. We stop to visit two local villages, the first day staying overnight in Pakbeng.

The second day from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang we stop to visit the local village and Buddha caves and finally arrive at the pier of Luang Prabang and then transfer you to your hotel.

Day one: first day on the boat cruise to Luang Prabang

On the boat we have car seats, sleeper beds, food for two lunches and fruit, tea, hot water and coffee that you can help yourself to. There are western toilets at the back. 40 seats are available and on the way you will see fishermen and farmers, when the river is low you might see local people looking the gold in the river.
On the way our team will stop to visit local people to learn about their culture.

In the afternoon will arrival in Pakbeng and spend a night there. After you check in you will have time to walk around and visit the local market, stay at your hotel, or look for somewhere to eat dinner. (you pay by yourself)
Pakbeng is a small town and a place for sleep and have a check point.

Day two: second day on the boat trip to Luang Prabang

The next date the boat will departure at the 8 o’clock in the morning. This route is even more adventurous with beautiful views. The first stop at a local village and the second stop at Pakou caves and see the famous Buddha images.

When the boat stops at the pier our team will take you to your hotel in Luang Prabang and finish the tour.

This is not a private slow boat. You will travel with other passengers.

The cost for the trip:
# The cost without accommodation US$145 each
# One day boat trip to Pakbeng the rate without accommodation US$100 each


1. Boat trip to Luang Prabang.
2. (English – speaking)
3. Entrance fees.
4. Pick up from your hotel.
5. Lunch on the boat.
6. Transfer to your hotel in Luang Prabang and pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Khong.
7. Visit the hill tribe’s village on the way.
8. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.

Rates exclude:

1. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
2. Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
3. Tips and gratuities.
4. Accommodation and breakfast in Pakbeng.
5. Dinner in Pakbeng (set menu)


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Looking Chiang Kong accommodations, they are not many
1. Chiangkhong Teak Garden  Riverfront
Address: 666 Moo 8 Sai Klang Rd. ตำบล เวียง Amphoe Chiangkhong เชียงราย 57140
Tel: +66 53 792 008

Ibis Styles Chiangkhong Riverfront
Ibis Styles Chiangkhong Riverfront

2. Namkhong Riverside Hotel
Address: 192 1020, Tambon Sathan, Amphoe Chiang Khong, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57140
Phone: +66 53 791 801

Namkhong Riverside Hotel
Namkhong Riverside Hotel

3. Fortune Riverview Hotel
Address: 55-58 หมู่ 12, เวียง, เชียงของ, Chiang Rai 57140
Phone: +66 52 050 089

 Fortune Riverview Hotel
Fortune Riverview Hotel

Guesthouses in Chiang Khong
1) Baanfai Guesthouse
ที่อยู่: 108 M00.8 Saiklang Road, T.Wiang A.Chiangkhong, อำเภอ เชียงของ CR, ไทย
โทรศัพท์: +66 53 791 394
2. Baan Rimtaling guest house
ที่อยู่: 99/4 Moo 3, T.Vieng, อำเภอ เชียงของ เชียงราย 57140 ไทย
Tel: +66 84 615 5490
3. Rim Nam guesthouse
148/12 Moo 12, T. Vieng, Chiang Khong 57140, Thailand
4. Namkhong Guesthouse & resort
Add: 94/2 Moo 2, Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai 57140, Thailand
Tel: +66 53 791 954
5. Sleeping Well
Add: 10/8 Moo 8, Wiang, Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai 57140,
Tel: +66 97 280 4040
6. Chiang khong Green River
+66 52 050 853
Soi.19 Ban Sobsom, Wiang Chiangkhong, 57140 Chiang Khong, Thailand
Transport in Chiang Khong

There are many buses to somewhere. There are local bus, air condition bus and minivan.
The local bus from Chiang Khong to go to Chiang Rai, they call red bus, it’s take about 2:30 hours, 25 seat available, fan and fresh air, the bus will start from the bus station, the bus departure every 30 minutes, the first bus start at 5 am and the last one at 5pm, there are stop on the way pick someone up and drop of someone, and stop at the old bus, in the city at the night market, the cost 65 baht.
The green bus from Chiang Khong to go to Chiang Rai, it’s take about 2 hours.
The green bus from Chiang Khong to go to Chiang Mai, it’s take about 5 hours.
The local bus from Chiang Khong to go to Chiang Saen, it’s take about 2 hours.

The local bus from Chiang Khong to go to Mae Sai or to Tachilek, (Burma border), it’s take about 2:30 hours.
The bus from Chiang Khong to Bankkok), its taking about 12 hours, departure every day at 3 pm, at 5 pm

ATM in Chiang Khong
There are many ATM in the town, at the market, at the border Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge No: 4, more of them accept credit card, Master card, visa card, minimum 100 baht and maximum 10,000 baht or 20,000 baht depend on the ATM, you can get money only in Thai baht.

Border Crossing Chiang Khong to Huay Xai (Thailand to Laos)

Take a short time to crossing the border

This is a new friendship bridge, the popular way to cross to Laos in northern of Thailand, it take about couple year to build the bridge, the end of the 2013 it was open, about 3,5 kilometers between Thailand to Laos.
Please check made you’re your visa not running out, because the police will charge you, overstay charge 500 Baht each day, not full month, you shout check out 2 day before.
Take Song theaw to the border just shout of Chiang Khong about 8 kilometers, take about 15 minutes, the cost about 60 baht to share with another one or many people, if do you take the small Songtheaw the cost would be 200 Baht for the private Songtheaw, they will drop you at Thai border,

When you are at the border please don’t for get to check out the stamp, please check the your passport by yourself,

Then the take the shuttle bus to Laos in the morning will departure at 7 am, but if no more people, they will departure at 8 am

In the morning they depart every 15 minutes in high season, the cost 20 baht each, big rolling bag charge 20 baht each, overtime fee charge 5 baht extra on weekend day, in day time will wait they will departure every 30 minutes.
If you are in a hurry you have to pay extra 300 baht for departure, The Thai shuttle bus will shut down at 6 pm and then only Lao bus they will charge at 40 baht each, until 8 pm, if someone come after 8pm you have cross the border by your own car or the police will help you how to cross the border.

Bicycle charge 100 baht per bike
The border will open daily at 6 am to 10 pm
The shuttle bus 45 seats are available, or you can standing, just 5 minutes

When you cross from Laos to Thailand for check in it easily too, please carry your bag, they will check, and visa on arrival at the Thai border.

We organised two day Lao slow boat cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang We also can pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Khong Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai in Thailand to Laos. The boat trip takes 2 days.