Saturday, January 05, 2013

Chiang Khan in the Day

Loei, An unexpected Journey Part IV

Deserted in the Day
Forget about the legendary Chiang Khan in midday. The streets were deserted as the villagers went about their everyday chores. The lone street of Chiang Khan is only good in the night when it is bustling with makeshift shops of all varieties lighting up the night with colors. Late in the day, long gone will also be the postcard scenes of monks strolling in the early morning mist taking in alms from rows of kneeling pilgrims. The time of noon many would have left this town, in search of shaded attractions escaping the heat. Since our schedule had been screwed and our destinations not well planned by the organizers, we strolled in a ghost town among the wooden heritage basking in broad daylight. The skylabs (Tuk Tuk of this region) whizzed by. The occasional cyclers, flashily dressed tourist that rented bikes, accompanied our mis-timed isolation. Nearby Kaeng Khut Khu spots a congregation of markets. And there next to the rapids, next to the Mekong, some of us caught our late breakfast and many others lunched early.

A Coffee Shop in Chiang Khan

Nearby Kaeng Khut Khu

Boat Operators & a Fisherman

Here’s a fellow blogger’s post who went Loei this season taking a more scenic route along Mekong. Beyond The Mango Juice - On the Road to Loei and Phu Rua Once Again.

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