Kaeng Khut Khu
This small island is located directly in the middle of the Mekong River. A number of boulders of various hues and tones are exposed during the dry season offering curious ‘moonscape’ in the middle of a river. ‘Chana Kham’ (a small district in Laos) is clearly visible from Kaeng Khut Khu. Restaurants selling local seafood dishes dot the riverbank and it is also possible to hire a boat to take you up and down the Mekong to take in the sites and live out that ‘Apocalypse Now’ fantasy.
How to get there:
If you are traveling from Loei municipality in your own vehicle get on the Loei-Chiang Khan Road and for 47 kilometres. Turn right and go straight on for another 3 kilometres until you reach Chiang Khan district.