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This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chiang Khong. To help you make friends with Chiang Khong before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Chiang Khong, Thailand, is a small town located at the northern tip of Thailand, where it borders with the beautiful neighboring country of Laos. Many tourists and backpackers who visit Chiang Khong do so on the in the process of completing the ever popular Thai Visa run, where you exit the country for a couple days, visit a Thai embassy in Laos (in this case), and then return into Thailand for the amount of time for which your visa was granted, typically ranging from thirty days to one year.
Whether the visa run is your intention when stopping off in Chiang Khong, or you're visiting the town for any other reason, it is strongly advised you book your Chiang Khong, Thailand hostel in advance. In the town, finding a room (or bed) in a Chiang Khong, Thailand hostel is not a guarantee if you wander into town looking for one the day of, as the choices are not too plentiful. If you do not require a Chiang Khong, Thailand hostel specifically, you should be able to find accommodation at one of their hotels, guest houses or homestays, all of which offer a comfortable and secure visit. The nightlife in the area does not present you with too many options, however there are several pubs and restaurants that have affordable prices for food and drink.
For backpackers visiting the area for a few days (or longer), there are a number of tourist and local activities you can experience and enjoy. First, the best way to explore the area on your own terms is by renting a bicycle or motorbike so you don't have to rely on tuk tuks and taxi services. Once you have decided upon your preferred method of transportation in the area, some of the most popular (and fun) activities to do in Chiang Khong are visiting The Hub Bicycle Museum, which enshrines Alan Bates, the world record holder for the fastest trip around the world by bicycle; the Giant Catfish Museum; or the famous weaving village at Ban Hat Bai. You can also explore and swim the vast and incredible Mekong River, adventure out to some waterfalls, and of course stop by the local markets if you have time.
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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chiang Khong. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chiang Khong. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Chiang Khong, Thailand. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Chiang Khong. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Chiang Khong. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
The Mekong River view is beautiful.
I was here for a few days. I visited Hmong Hilltribe Village here. It's ten kilometers from city by bike -- nice people and simple life.
On the way from Chiang Khong to Chiang Saen, it's great to rent a motorbike for visiting the old city.
Chiang Khong city is a small and quiet place with a great view. People are very friendly. There's no nightlife. It's cheaper to stay here before crossing Mekong River to Laos.
Now Tee Pee Bar is closed for a long time. New Bar is next to Madam pub (only one in Chiang Khong).
I had the best time of my life in Chiang Khong! Don't miss it! Go to the Bamboo Riverside Guesthouse for AMAZING quesaldillas and then on to the Tee Pee Bar ("like a rat hole - you can't miss it.") For music and entertainment all night on guitar. Sing along and bring a guitar if you have one! Just watch out for the dogs on your way back to your hostel!
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