First time I passed by Sangthong district, it was in last July, in the morning, and the view was absolutely amazing. And that was it. So Hubby’s idea to drive there on a Sunday was a good one. And so we did.
Once you are at Sikhai traffic light, go straight instead of turning on the right (on the way to the North): you are in Kaoliew. And then, drive straight on this pretty nice concrete road. Located at the KM 20s, you’ll have a view on the Mekong, which can be breathtaking depending on the weather.
Just by curiosity, we passed by the sala restaurants, we went to Khok Pheung market, where we met an old lady selling fabulous bananas (they were SO tasty !), fresh from her own plantation, next to the market.
I thought only endless red dust road in the middle of nowhere could procure me this feeling of freedom: I realized a nice street without holes in the middle could too. I love this country, really.
Then, we returned to the restaurant area, which is called Talad Kan Jeurn (if I understood well, kan jeurn is for “block flood”), where we had a “brunch”: on the menu ? Some flavoured coconuts, a grilled chicken and of course, a papaya salad – that we love “not” spicy, means 3 chilis. All of this with a view on the Mekong and a light breeze to calm our mouth on fire !
The District is one of the preferred destination for cyclists around Vientiane, so it can definitely be done by bicycle (think about the sunshade cream and water). By the way, the next week events Bike for her and Feb Festival will be in this area.
We took the car, but I assume it is more than fine by motorcycle (and motorbike).