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Chiang Khong is a Mekong River cruise port and town in Thailand's Chiang Rai Province. Since 2013, Chiang Khong is linked to Huay Xai (Laos' Bokeo Province) via bridge. Previously, the border crossing here (Thailand-Laos) was via ferries. Following the bridge opening (December 2013) was also inaugurated a highway (connecting Chiang Rai to Bokeo via Chiang Khong) and a bus line (travel time ~4 hours). From Bokeo, the highway continues to the Laos-China border (via Luang Namtha).
Excepting river cruise ships, Chiang Khong is accessed mainly via regularly scheduled (twice daily) flights from Bangkok by the low-cost airline Nok Air (fly+minivan travel time ~3 hours). Another way to get here is from via overnight bus service (from Bangkok's Mo Chit Bus Terminal) provided by Sombat Tour.