The main attractions of this town are its peace and quiet and its location in a particularly lush part of the Mekong River Valley. Ranged along the bank of the river are some quaint wooden buildings. Sangkhom also makes a good base for excursions into the surrounding countryside.
The Than Thip falls are a major highlight of this area. Just outside Sangkhom, 2 miles (3 km) off the main highway, they are hidden in the middle of jungle and banana groves. The two main, and most accessible, levels of this waterfall have pools at their bases, making them ideal for a refreshing swim. More intre-pid travelers can explore a further three levels higher up the falls