Northeast Thailand, known as Isan, is one of Thailand's most rural and agricultural regions. Isan is one of the most authentic areas that is often overlooked when traveling Thailand. If you want to experience Thailand as it once was, you should include Northeast Thailand in your trip itinerary.
Chiang Khan is a small peaceful town in Loei province in Northeast Thailand, located on the bank of the Mekong River with Laos on the other side of the river.
Weather in Northeast Thailand
In the Northeast Thailand the seasons are clearly defined. Between November and May the weather is mostly dry with little rain expected throughout the region for much of this time. The dry season here is broken up into the periods of cool season (November to February), when it can get quite chilly at night, and hot season (March to May), when it is not unusual for the temperature to reach even 40°C.
The other season in the Northeast Thailand is from May to November. The region is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during which time rainfall is at its heaviest. The rain usually comes in the form of short showers, lasting an hour or two. As the rainy season progresses, the rain can become heavier and more constant, traditionally reaching peak levels in August and September.
For more detailed information about the weather in Northeast Thailand check the weather of Thailand regions.
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