Loei, Thailand the Top Things To Do

Bordered by the mighty Mekhong River and mist-shrouded
mountains, Loei has long been popular with Thai tourists, but still receives comparatively
few international travelers. However, with all that the province has to offer, the secret
may soon be out. When visiting Loei, many people choose to
head straight to Chiang Khan, famed for its laid-back charm and kitsch walking street.
It is also a good base from which to explore nearby natural attractions, including un-spoilt
national parks with their cool climates, lush pine forests and unique flora and fauna. For those of you who don’t mind an early
start, a visit to Phu Thok, which means isolated mountain, is a must-do whilst in Loei. Famed
for its spectacular sunrises and ‘sea of fog’ views, this natural phenomenon is best
viewed during winter months though good views are to be had all year-round. For three days of the year the sleepy town
of Dan Sai plays host to one of the most colourful and some would say spookiest festivals of
its kind; Phi Ta Khon, or the ‘Ghost’ festival. Accompanied by raucous music and
dancing, young men dressed as ghosts wearing huge colorful masks parade through the streets
to worship spirits and ask for plentiful rain for the year ahead.   The annual event takes place between March
and July, the exact dates being determined by the town’s spiritual mediums. If you
can’t make the festival but are still interested in learning more, pay a visit to the Dansai
Folk Museum, which provides information on the origins and significance of the Phi Ta
Khon festival. At weekends you can also see demonstrations of how the festival masks are
made. With its unique climate, cultures and traditions,
stunning natural attractions and colouful festivals, Loei is a province just waiting
to be explored and is an up and coming ecotourism destination not to be missed, so come along
and explore the wisdom of the mountains for yourself.

7 thoughts on “Loei, Thailand the Top Things To Do

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  2. Thank you for this vedio cus I teach my students about the attraction in Loei province.I am Loei people also.Thank you ka.

  3. The mother of my children is half black and thai. Her mother's family is from loei. Didn't have a lot of money. But very happy people. I lived an taught in Thailand for about 5 years. Got to travel a lone. If you go that far, and have Visa, make your way up to the capital of Laos. Vientiane has a lot to offer. Sits on the Mekong. Have food and drink for sunset

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