Muang Loei town is very pleasant and not congested. It is the only province where you can still drive downtown anywhere you want to in rush hour with no problem. There are never any traffic jams. We have Big-C, Home Pro, Lotus, and Makro. A terrific air conditioned/garden restaurant adjoining the PTT station downtown in sight of the hospital serves some of the best Thai food in Thailand. Or head over to the new beef restaurant at the T for beef noodles during the day, or great grilled beef and pork at night. Or if you want to cook yourself, head over to Lotus or Makro for some delicious imported T-Bone steaks from Australia. Phu Loei Coffee is a great shop for coffee using beans from their own mountain farm, along with desserts and even a chicken dinner if you like. For fun, go to the reservoir and rent a floating hut for just relaxing or fishing with food service via longtail boat. If you like a lot of green views and scenery, this is the place in Thailand to be.
Loei is the Thai centre for bicycle touring with many groups and solo explorers enjoying the country roads leading to the Mekong River in Chiang Khan. Loei sponsors a bicycle meeting and touring trips usually in May.
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Bamboo rafting on the Loei Reservoir:
Cycling in Loei Thailand: