A sleepy river town
Nestled along a scenic stretch of the Mekong River in western Nong Khai province, the tiny village of Sangkhom is one of those little-known, remote places that turns out to be a highlight for those willing to sidestep the well-trodden track. In other words, we love Sangkhom!
Also set along one of Thailand’s most picturesque roads, Sangkhom sits 80 km west of Nong Khai and just 25 km east of the border with Loei province. If you’re embarking on a Mekong motorbiking adventure, this is an ideal place to take a breather — be it for an hour or a week. One of our favourite places to stay in Thailand, Buoy Guesthouse, is another good reason to stick around for a while.
The town itself is an ideal place to enjoy fresh-caught Mekong fish and Mekong whiskey at a restaurant terrace perched over the Mekong River. While most who make it here end up spending hours lounging riverside, the surrounding area boasts a handful of worthwhile attractions that are often devoid of visitors on weekdays.
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