Thai - Lao Border Market & Local Border Crossing at Song Kwae

Song Kwae Thai - Lao Border Market & Local Border Crossing
Entrance to the market (and border)
There are many local border crossings between Thailand and Laos. And most times the reason for this local border crossing is a weekly market where Lao come buy modern utilities from Thailand and the Thai buy jungle herbs from the Lao. This is a small market and not really worth to travel there specially, but if you happen to be in the area it is a great place to see the local way of living along the borders.

When go go?

All year around, but ONLY on Sunday and very early in the morning (starting at 6:00).

Where to go?

20 km north of Song Kwae what is 60 km north-west of Nan town.

How to get there?

Best with your own or hired transport. From Nan follow route 101 to Tha Wang Pha, then follow route 1148 in direction of Chiang Rai. After about 20 km on route 1148 you will be passing the village Song Kwae. About 1 or 2 km after the village there is an kind of curve to the left that is also an intersection. Go straight ahead, there are signs. Keep on following the main road for another 20 km, but there are no signs anymore (This Is Thailand).

Location of Thai - Lao Border Market Song Kwae


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