Pak Chom / Thailand


Pak Chom

A little spot at the Mekong River banks in Isan, Pak Chom is a district town in Loei Province. The place is stretching along road 211 over some kilometers; the town's core is just a few hundred meters long.

'Pak Cham Town' by Asienreisender

Sunset over Pak Chom. This is actually the town's center with the bridge. Image by Asienreisender, 3/2011

Formerly, Pak Chom was part of Chiang Khan district, until it was promoted to a district town in 1967/1971. East of it lies Nong Khai Province; the Mekong marks the border to Laos.

The center seems to be at the bridge over Chom River, a tributary of the Mekong. Closely east of the bridge lies the fresh market.

Once I came along here on the way to Chiang Khan and made an overnight stop. I didn't find accomodation in the town's center, but about three kilometers west was a smaller resort. I was the only guest and there is generally no tourism here. Nevertheless, the surroundings are green and beautiful.

Pak Chom gives an impression of a typical small, meaningless Thai town in the countryside.

The Mekong River at Pak Chom
'The Mekong River at Pak Chom' by Asienreisender

The Mekong landscapes in the border region at Pak Chom. Images and photocomposition by Asienreisender, 2011/ 2016