GettingHere Photos/Links

BaanRimtaling Guest House
Chiang Khong, Thailand
Overlooking the Mekong River
Close to Bus Station (400meters)
Clean Rooms, Good Food, and a Quiet Friendly Atmosphere
"Maleewan" - Owner - English speaking
Mobile #  0846155490 (in Thailand)
  International Call #  (66) 846155490

SawatDee (Hello!) and YindeeThonrab (Welcome!)

(View from BaanRimtaling balcony across to Huay Xai, Laos)

Free pickup at the Bus Stop
Arriving buses will unload on the main street near the "7/11 Shop" in Chiang Khong.
Call from the public phone in front (five baht).

*The Friendship IV Bridge crossing to Laos is now open.
*The previous Chiang Khong Immigration Office/Ferry is closed.
*The new Immigration Office is near the bridge.

Guesthouse Amenities

Chiang Khong - Things To Do

Chiang Khong is a small, quiet and safe town.  The people are friendly.  And, although usually thought of as an overnight stopover to Laos, there are fun things to do here;

Getting to Chiang Khong

Walk-In Map from Bus Stop to BaanRimtaling Guest House
Map Guesthouse

A few more Guest House photos

And, a few Links

Chiang Khong  Photos (1)    Chiang Khong Photos(2)     Chiang Khong Photos(3)     Chiang Khong Photos(4)
  • These photos of the Chiang Khong area were taken by Khun Issrasai, a Thai professional photographer living in Bangkok.  He has kindly uploaded them to Flikr.  And, as you can see he is quite talented.  He is sometimes a guest here.  And, we thank him for sharing his work. 
  Google Map - Chiang Khong Area
  • Expand the map a bit and you can see the road northwest to Chiang Saen, and the road south to Wiang Kaen, Pha Tang and Phu Chi Fa.
Mekong River      Hill Tribe People      Chiang Rai Province
  •  History and geography links about the Mekong River, Thailand Hill Tribe peoples, and Chiang Rai Province.

And, if you would like to know, .....
Old Teak, Elder Monk, Construction, Old Carpenters, Guest House Name?

Old teak was used in the majority of the guest house construction.  Teak, so old it was cut and hewn by hand.  The axe marks are clearly visible on the flooring and beams.  And, antique wooden shutters and carvings were used.  In the months before construction, several old Thai homes were found and acquired.  With the help of local Hmong hill tribe workers, these old houses were carefully taken down and all the wood was piled up on the guest house property.  The elder monk at the temple suggested a lucky day to start construction.  A pole was put in the ground on that day.  And, after a traditional waiting period, construction was started by three old carpenters.  Who argued daily as to the best ways to build the guest house.  You can judge for yourself how well they did. 

And, lastly, the guest house name?  Okay.  Well, "Baan" in Thai means "home".  And, "Rimtaling" means "by the water".  A simple name, ... like the simple quiet life here.  

And, now fellow traveler, you have it all.

 So, LaaKorn (goodbye) and JerKanMai (we hope to see you) ......