Chiang Khong Halal Travel Guide
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Chiang Khong (เชียงของ) is a riverside border town in Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand. It is mainly visited for its ferries across the Mekong to Houay Xai in Laos.
Chiang Khong is a small, sleepy town with one main road and no night life. It has a Friday market, a lot of temples, a craft village with a busy market and a temple. The weather is most pleasant from Oct-Jan, but the Giant Catfish Festival on 18 Apr is a cultural highlight. The Mekong giant catfish, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish, is regarded with reverence in Thai folklore, and it is afforded special rituals and offerings.
The village is suffering for the effects of the new bridge to Laos and the ferry crossing to Laos now being forbidden for foreigners, which has seen many visitors pass straight through.