Bangkok, the national capital, is situated 270 miles (435 kilometers) south of Loei.
From firm tourist favorites to still-undiscovered gems, Loei is crisscrossed with things to do and see. Examples of places in the vicinity of Loei are Chiang Khan, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south, and Phu Ruea, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.
Trying regional food is often about more than just sustenance. It is also a way of understanding people's lives and places. Take a tip from the locals and order tom saep (hot and sour meat soup) or koi pla (spicy raw fish salad). Taste a popular drinks like Northeast Thailand.
Delight (and perhaps amuse!) the locals by speaking, using some simple Thai words and phrases. "Yàak dtên ram măi?" is a good phrase to know. It means "Would you like to dance with me?" And "Kun maa jàak tee năi?", which means "Where are you from?"
Don't forget, if your plan is to be in Thailand around the 5th of December, Birthday of King Phumiphon is widely observed then and banks, business and some attractions may not be open.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend what's left of your baht on last-minute keepsakes and say Laa gòn ná to the local characters you have met and the places you've come to love.