A little spot at the Mekong River banks in Isan, Pak Chom is a district town in Loei Province. The place is stretching along road 211 over some kilometers; the town's core is just a few hundred meters long.
Formerly, Pak Chom was part of Chiang Khan district, until it was promoted to a district town in 1967/1971. East of it lies Nong Khai Province; the Mekong marks the border to Laos.
The center seems to be at the bridge over Chom River, a tributary of the Mekong. Closely east of the bridge lies the fresh market.
Once I came along here on the way to Chiang Khan and made an overnight stop. I didn't find accomodation in the town's center, but about three kilometers west was a smaller resort. I was the only guest and there is generally no tourism here. Nevertheless, the surroundings are green and beautiful.
Pak Chom gives an impression of a typical small, meaningless Thai town in the countryside.