Chiang Khong, a riverside border town in the Chiang Rai Province of Northern Thailand, offers travelers a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. An old northern trading post that shares commercial ties with Laos, the town remains an important center for the local hill folk from the surrounding countryside. A bridge that was inaugurated in 2013 has helped to establish transport links with China. Marked by a lively weekly market that showcases local produce and wares, this quiet outpost is also home to a cluster of temples and an interesting crafts village.
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Lanjia Lodge, located about an hour’s drive from the Chiang Rai airport, offers a simple and cozy stay in Chiang Khong. Set on a hill, the picturesque lodge overlooks the Mekong River flowing beneath it, offering you breathtaking views of the endless river valley.