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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…
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Khan

Ting Song Tam

One of our favourite restaurants in Loei Province. There's a full Isan menu but its speciality is đôrng dêng noodles (a super-thick version of kà·nŏm jeen), which are made fresh when you order. Add them to your sôm·…
Top Choice Thai in Loei

Khao Tom Raeng Ngan

As busy as the street it sits on, this place serves not only the rice soup (kôw đôm) it's named after, but hundreds of other dishes, and the place is happy to improvise if what you want isn't on the menu. The servic…
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Khan

Rabiang Rim Khong

This place has been popular with locals since long before the tourism boom. The prices have risen a bit since those good old days and the building has changed, but the quality has not dropped.
Cultural in Dan Sai

Phi Ta Khon Festival

The Phi Ta Khon Festival in the village of Dan Sai is a unique event. Combining a Buddhist festival (called Phra Wet) with Bun Bang Fai (the rocket festival), it produces a curious cross between the drunken revelry …
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…
Cultural in Chiang Khan

Phi Kon Nam

The little-known Phi Kon Nam festival in Ban Na Sao, 7km south of Chiang Khan, is part of the village's rain-inducing Bun Bang Fai (rocket festival), and coincides with Visakha Bucha. Locals believe that the souls o…