Attractions

Top Choice Forest in Suan Hin Pha Ngam

Suan Sawan

A more adventurous destination than the famous Suan Hin Pha Ngam. The walking path through 'Heavenly Garden' requires a little climbing over rocks and through some caves and it crosses several metal walkways. At the…
Cave in Loei Province

Tham Erawan

High up in a beautiful karst mountain, directly on the Loei–Nong Bualamphu border, Tham Erawan is an amazing cave shrine reached by a steep but easily climbed stairway of 600 steps. The cave, with a big Buddha statu…
Viewpoint in Loei

Phu Bo Bit Forest Park

If you want to harden up your legs for Loei's national parks, Phu Bo Bit gives you about 1400 steep steps to practise on, and rewards your effort with great 360-degree views of the town and surrounding mountains. Th…
Forest in Suan Hin Pha Ngam

Suan Hin Pha Ngam

The actual 'Beautiful Rock Garden', which lent its name to the greater region, is a strange patch of eroded rocks known to Thais as Kunming Mueang Thai, 'Thailand’s Kunming', due to a slight resemblance with the Sto…
National Park in Loei Province

Phu Kradueng National Park

Capped off by its eponymous peak, Phu Kradueng National Park covers a high-altitude plateau cut through with trails and peppered with cliffs and waterfalls. Rising to 1316m, Thailand’s second national park is always…
Museum in Dan Sai

Phi Ta Khon Museum

Wat Phon Chai, the temple behind the big white gate, plays a major role in the Phi Ta Khon festivities, so it's an appropriate home for this museum. It has a collection of costumes worn during the celebrations and a…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Khan

Wat Si Khun Mueang

The bóht (ordination hall) at Wat Si Khun Mueang, which probably dates to the Rama III era, is mostly Lao-style (in particular, note the sweeping roof), but it also freely mixes central (the lotus pillars) and north…
Viewpoint in Chiang Khan

Phu Thok

In the cool season, people head to nearby Phu Thok mountain for sunrise and 'sea of fog' views. If you don't have your own vehicle, ask your hotel to arrange a ride. Túk-túk charge 100B per person and then you have …
Buddhist Stupa in Dan Sai

Phra That Si Songrak

The most highly revered stupa in Loei Province, this whitewashed Lao-style chedi stands 20m high and was built in 1560–63 on what was then the Thai–Lao border as a gesture of unity between the Lao kingdom of Wiang C…
Natural Feature in Chiang Khan

Kaeng Khut Khu

With the mountains making an attractive backdrop, this famous bend in the Mekong, and its small set of rapids, is a popular stop for visitors. It's 5km downstream from town; túk-túk drivers charge 100B per person th…