Xieng Kok is a little settlement on the banks of Mekong River. It is a full day speed boat journey from Houei Xai (Laos)/Chiang Khong (Thailand) and a beautiful spot to spend the night before continuing on to Muang Sing. The Mekong makes a bend here and on the other side lies mystical Myanmar as a green wall of jungle. There is a fairly constant flow of trucks and boats, which make out the only entertainment in the otherwise drowsy town. There is a Akha village a short walk along the Mekong.