6 beautiful Riverside Towns and Villages in Thailand

A tourist can find several riverside towns and villages in the country

Thailand is known for its beaches and mountains but you should know the country is extremely scenic and has several quaint riverside towns and villages where once can unwind in peaceful settings.

We bring you a list of the best of them:


This town is close to the Burmese border and is set along the banks of the River Kwai. With a long history and many wartime attractions, you can visit Bridge Across the River Kwai and the Death Railway apart from several cemeteries, and museums. Visit Kanchanaburi if you want to see waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails.


Nan is Thailand’s northern remote riverside town along the Northern Rivers Valley. You can check out the mountains creating picturesque views here apart from its rich historic attractions. Stay in wooden houses along the river and watch competitive and colourful boat races too.

Chiang Khan

Located in Northeast Thailand, the town is known for its laid back vibe and beauty. The town is so compact that you can also explore by foot and take a stroll along the Mekong River. You must certainly visit the Chaikhong Street on the weekends for the street eats, trinkets, handicrafts and cool local souvenirs.

Nong Khai

Situated close to the Laos border and next to the mighty Mekong River, this quaint riverside town is home to one of Thailand’s quirkiest attractions: Sala Keoku, which is a surreal statue park with interpretations of both Buddhist and Hindu ideologies. Make sure to head to the ThaSadet Market, and the remains of the Sunken Chedi, an ancient structure that got submerged in the river.

Pak Nam Pho

This town in Nakhon Sawan Province is located where Ping River and Nan River meet, thereby creating Thailand’s most significant waterways: the Chao Phraya River. Head to Pak Nam Pho for the boat rides and great views from the dam. From interesting temples and shrines to being a Danish teak-trading town, it has everything.


Situated in Northern Thailand’s Mae Hong Son, this town has a chilled hippie vibe and is on the route of Thailand’s greatest motor-biking circuit, the Mae Hong Son Loop. From backpackers, to spiritual enlightenment seekers, and new-age travellers, visitors come here to see Pai Canyon, Mo Paeng Waterfall, and Huai Nam Dang National Park, or to attend the famous cooking classes and yoga sessions and enjoy adventure pursuits.

Gurpreet Kaur

An entertainment and lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socialising with people or exploring different cities. An ardent animal lover, she likes to spend her Sunday afternoons with her furry friends.
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