Sights & Attractions
Chiang RaiOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 18.00
on the bank of the Mekong opposite Huaixai of Laos, Amphoe Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
Tel. +66 5379 1330
Category : Village, Community
Attraction Details :
Chiang Khong is a small, peaceful district on the bank of the Mekong River opposite Huaixai, Lao PDR. It is about 115 kilometers from the provincial seat, or approximately 55 kilometers to the east of Chiang Saen on Highway No. 1129. Chiang Khong is noted as the place where Pla Buk, giant catfish, is cultivated. The Chiang Khong Fishery Station is able to inseminate and breed Pla Buk, the largest fresh water fish in the world and fingerlings bred here have been released in several rivers. It should be noted that the fishing season is from mid-January to May.
Sightseeing trips by boat are available to view the scenery and life styles along the Mekong River. An additional attraction is a visit to Ban Hat Bai, a Thai Lu community noted for making beautiful local fabrics. To cross over to Huaixai town in Lao PDR, contact the immigration office or tour agencies at Chiang Khong.
How to get there :
It is about 114 kilometres from the provincial seat, or some 55 kilometres from Chiang Saen on Highway No. 1129 to the east.