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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Nam Khan is a tributary, flowing into the Mekong at Luang Prabang. It has always been a peaceful, quiet border to the city with pleasant views of the water and mountains in the background. During our recent visit, however, it was a massive construction site, with dump trucks tipping boulders into the river, backhoes leveling fill, and other noisy activity. Apparently, this is all a part of a big drainage and bank-stabilization and erosion-control project ongoing with international funds. Let's hope it's for the better in the end, coz it's definitely disruptive at present.
Written 5 February 2024
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I stayed at Le Bel Air Resort which looks out over the Nam Khan river. It's much smaller than the Meekong and feeds into it. Was fairly calm when I visited in June, and the bamboo bridge was available to cross (at a fee of 5k LAK).
Written 3 July 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
From what we perceive to be the peninsular of Luang Prabang, created by the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, it makes for easy walking as we just kept the water to the left, (in most places nice wide paths). The river isn't very wide, (compared to the mekong which it feeds into) and has little to no boat traffic, (adds to the tranquility), there are two bamboo (pedestrian) bridges that cross it, both private (and charge a small fee), the first is at Riverview park (see review), the second is just up the way, which is an attraction on TA, Bamboo Bridge (see review). just a nice place to take a stroll along.
Written 3 March 2019
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This looks like a calm river flowing through Luang prabang. Cross the bamboo bridge for some good river views.
Written 1 January 2019
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Peaceful stream on the other side of the Mekong river. Two bamboo bridges make it possible to cross it in the 'dry season'. Locals use the fertile riverbanks to grow vegetables in the dry season.
Written 19 December 2018
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Wonderful river that frames Luang Prabang. It flows into the Mekong and looks slow flowing. Easy to take a boat trip down if wanted.
Written 17 September 2018
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KS Toh
Singapore, Singapore1,188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Nam Khan River itself is unspectacular. The thrill is to cross the rickety bamboo bridge that looks like it is going to be washed away anytime. Indeed, it is washed away every rainy season and needs to be rebuilt.

Don’t leave this place without trying the bamboo crossing. Go google "Nam Khan River Bamboo Bridge Crossing" for videos.

I saw two along the Nam Khan River. One at the end of the night market near where the river joins the Mekong River. The other further inland. The one I crossed is the one where the Nam Khan joins the Mekong. It looks flimsy. Not suitable for young kids. This bridge is not on Google Maps. The one much further in appears on Google maps. It looks more solidly built. Maybe that is permanent.

Like almost everything else in Luang Prabang, there is a fee to cross the bridge. I had to pay 10,000 KIPS per person for my bridge. I don't know why some sites say the fee is only 2,000 KIPS. Maybe that is for the other bridge?
Written 2 August 2018
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Nam Khan River is a major tributary of the Mekong that feeds into the larger river at Luang Prabang. Great views of the river from restaurants and guesthouses along the banks. The confluence of the two rivers is best viewed from the Viewpoint Cafe, at the end of the peninsula.
Written 19 June 2018
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