Top things to do

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 is named after, but hundreds of other dishes, and the place is happy to improvise if what you want isn't on the menu. The servi…
Top Choice 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 600 steep steps to practice on, and rewards your effort with great 360-degree views of the town and the surrounding mountains. It's …
Museum in Loei

Loei Cultural Centre

The little Loei Cultural Centre is found 5km north of town at Rajabhat University. If you aren't visiting Dan Sai, you can see some Phi Ta Khon festival masks and photos here.
Northeastern Thai in Loei

Baan Yai

After moving from the centre of town, this genuine Isan restaurant finds itself on the main road, half hidden behind a concrete wall, making it hard to find. It looks a bit chaotic, but the food, featuring Isan coun…
Museum in Loei

Loei Museum

This museum sits in the same stately old building as the tourist office, on the 2nd floor. It contains mostly posters and written commentary, but does have some displays on the region's Tai Phuan and Tai Dam people,…
Northeastern Thai in Loei

Walking Street

Loei's night market is a good dining destination. It's not far from the river and so makes a good place for an evening stroll.
Cafe in Loei

Phuloei Coffee

This little spot serves good locally grown coffee and delicious bakery goods.
Monument in Loei

Lak Meung (City Pillar)

The city pillar sits along the San Chao Pho Kut Pong Shrine, on the banks of the Mae Nam Loei, and is a great area for evening walks.