To get here, catch town bus Nos 1, 3 or 6 from Ubon Ratchathani to Warin Chamrap; and from there to Khong Chiam via Phibun Mangsahan.
This attractive district town at Thailand’s easternmost point is situated on the Mekong, close to the confluence of the Mun and Mekong, the so-called two-coloured river or Maenam Song Sii, because of the meeting of the red-brown Mekong and the deep blue Mun. Boats take visitors out to the point of confluence to view the ripple effect at close hand, which is best towards the end of the dry season in March to May. There is accommodation here and some excellent restaurants. Inner tubes can be hired to swim in the Mekong and it makes an alternative and much quieter place to stay than Ubon. It has also been reported that visitors can cross the Mekong to visit the town on the other bank for the day, although this cannot be used as an entry point to Laos. In addition, Khong Chiam can be used as a base to visit the other sights in this easternmost area of Thailand, eg Pha Taem, Kaeng Sapu and Kaeng Tana National Park. In the town, a morning market operates between 0600 and 0830. Boats can be hired anywhere along the riverbank.
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