Chiang Khong
Northern Thai border

Chiang Khong is the border city along the Mekong river in Northern Thailand. Located upriver from Huay Xay, it is the Thai freight terminal to China. It is also a huge trade supplier to Laos. A big amount of Thai trucks cross the border here daily. The immigration border is now located 10km outside town on the new friendship bridge.

The rest of the city, nevertheless, remains pleasant thanks to the temples and the lively local market.
The immigration office opening hours is from 08:00am to 08:00pm, and free 30-day visas for Thailand are available for most Westerners.