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Chiang Khong THAILAND

Area Code 053 $1=38, June 18, 2006

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Nothing special in town. You can see Wats or market.
You may go to Chiang Saen, on the way to the Golden triangle or visit hill tribe villages. The further you go, the more authentic villages you can visit. Head to Thongnanoi villages where 8.5km from Chiang Khong. You can visit some more villages as well.
MAP: Ms Apple at Traveler Corner is make a great guide map for sale.
Guide Map of Chiang Rai contains good information of the province incl. Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong..
Giant Catfish "Pia Buek": Largest fish in Mekong. 300kg and 3m. During dry season, the water level of Mekong drops and the width if the river becomes very narrow, 200m. Then the fishing season starts. People believe that eating this fish meat gives longer life.The fish is sacred, fish men's rituals can be observed before, during and after the fishing..

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