Ban Doen Village
The mountains of Loei are some of the most remote and unspoiled in Thailand. The northeast, I-san, culture is among the country’s richest and still least explored by foreign visitors. Have a beer on the deck, watch the sun set over the valley, the real fun starts tomorrow. In town, you’ll find some decent food across from the small fresh market, but Phunacome also has a delicious restaurant. In general, the produce (chicken, vegetables) in Loei is really amazing—a simple slice of cucumber takes on whole new dimension. Want to bring back a souvenir? There’s a small shop on the main road where a bunch of guys are hand painting the famous phi tak kon masks year-round and selling them for B850. Of course, if you want the full-fledged ghost festival, you’ll have to come late June-early July (dates vary, so check with the local TAT office, 042-812-812).
Phunacome Resort deluxe room. If that’s too expensive, you can either check into the two resorts that have popped up just after Phunacome on the same road or try the resorts on the way to Na Haeo National Park.
Resort and homestay
Trekking, sightseeing, bird watching
Towards the end or just after the rains and winter descends as the rivers will be higher, the terrain will be greener and the air clear and crisp.
You can take a songthaew from Loei. They depart about every 15 minutes. There are also buses leaving regularly form Loei.
461 Moo 3 Ban Doen, Dansai, Loei , 66 (0) 4289 2005-6