Northern Laos Mountains

Oudomxay Province Overview Northern Laos Mountains

Oudomxay Province Overview

Capital: Muang Xay Total area: 15,370 km2 Population: 250,000 Tranquil, beautiful and sometimes hidden in the clouds, Oudomxay is located in the heart of northern Laos and is one of the most accessible of the far Northern provinces. The rugged mountainous landscape has peaks up to 1,850 m covered in varying forest types and swidden [...]
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Luang Namtha Province Overview Northern Laos Mountains

Luang Namtha Province Overview

Capital: Namtha Total area: 9,235 km2 Population: 145,000 Famous for trekking and ecotourism opportunities in the Nam Ha National Protected Area and home to over 30 distinct ethnic groups, Luang Namtha is perhaps the most diverse province in the entire country. Akha villages are located in the hills and some are easily accessible. If you [...]
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Bokeo province Overview Northern Laos Mountains

Bokeo province Overview

Capital: Houay Xai Total area: 6,196 km2 Population: 135,000 Bokeo, meaning ‘gem mine’ is the smallest province in Laos, but one of the most ethnically diverse with over 30 recognized ethnic groups. The Lahu, a Tibeto-Burman speaking people common in northern Myanmar and Thailand are present in Bokeo in significant proportions. The province is located [...]
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Northern Mountains Overview Northern Laos Mountains

Northern Mountains Overview

Provinces Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Phongsaly. People & Places Lao’s upper northern region is known for its rugged mountains and diverse ethnic cultures. The region is home to more than thirty distinct groups, representing a colorful mix of Tibeto-Burman, Mon-Khmer, Yao-Mien and Tai-Lao origins. Handmade products made by ethnic minorities include mulberry bark and bamboo [...]
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Northern Laos Heritage

Night Market in Laos Northern Laos Heritage

Night Market in Laos

In Lao language, “talat” means market, “Changkun” is night, but Vietnamese in Luang Phrabang call the night market in Laos “western market”. The foreign visitors really enjoy coming to this attractive destination. The market is taken place in Si Savangvong Street in Pakam ancient town, which is like Hoi An ancient town of Vietnam. Its [...]
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Luang Prabang imperial city Northern Laos Heritage

Luang Prabang imperial city

Luang Prabang is a familiar name for each time mentioning the name of neighboring country Laos. Luang Prabang is located in the North mountainous area of 300m above the sea level. It is also located beside two rivers Mekong and Nam Khan. Being the former imperial town of Lan Xang – land of thousands of [...]
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 Viengxay caves Northern Laos Heritage

Viengxay caves

More than 30 years since 1975, a system of nearly 500 caves and grottoes in Vieng Xay (north mountainous area of Laos), hiding places for revolution armies in America attack of Vietnam War, has become the favorite tourist attraction. About two days driving from Vientiane, the grottoes system was deep into the forest, but then [...]
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Wat Xieng Thoong Pagoda Northern Laos Heritage

Wat Xieng Thoong Pagoda

On the map, Nam Khan River looks like a stubborn child that is close to Me Kong River but still runs along parallel for a distance before joining his mother and creating a peninsula. In the beginning of peninsula, on the intersection of Me Kong and Nam Khan Rivers, there is a pagoda called Xieng [...]
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Central Laos

Savannakhet Province Overview Central Laos

Savannakhet Province Overview

Capital: Savannakhet Total area: 21,774 km2 Population: 824,000 Savannakhet Province is located at the crossroads between the North, South, East and West of Laos and has long been a center of trade and power. The Province is well noted as the birthplace of the Honorable Kaysone Phomvihane, first Secretary of the Lao Communist Party and [...]
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Khammouane Province Overview Central Laos

Khammouane Province Overview

Capita: Thakhek Total area: 16,135 km2 Population: 330,000 Khammouane, meaning “happy gold”, is believed to have been named after the gold deposits found in the area hundreds of years ago. The province’s history dates back as early as the 6th – 8th centuries when the region was part of the Sikhotabong Kingdom. Remnants of the [...]
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Bolikhamxay Province Overview Central Laos

Bolikhamxay Province Overview

Capital: Pakxan Total area: 14,863 km2 Population: 190,000 Bolikhamxay Province, located just south of Vientiane in central Laos, is a center for ecotourism activities with its two national protected areas and extensive system of wetlands. The journey from Ban Khoun Kham to Lak Sao on Route 8 offers spectacular scenery of karsts mountain landscapes and [...]
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Southern Laos

Si Phan Don Southern Laos

Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don (means 4,000 islands in Lao language) is a region of Champasak of South Laos. Mekong River flows through this province and before it comes to the border of Cambodia. Its river-bed would be 14km in the rainy season, and it is prevented by Khone waterfall – biggest water in South East Asia [...]
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Wat Phou - Temple on the mountain Southern Laos

Wat Phou – Temple on the mountain

About 50km from theSouth of Pakse capital city of champassac, then cross the Mekong River via ferry and 5 more kilometers in car, you could reach the second world cultural heritage in Laos (after Luang Phrabang) which was built during the Khmer dynasties from 5th century to 13th century. This is a stone architectural momument. [...]
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    Laos Travel News

    Explore Xekong - A rare chance Laos Travel News

    Explore Xekong – A rare chance

    Xekong province, one of four provinces in the south of Laos, has beautiful scenery, impressive handicrafts and offers opportunities to observe the lifestyle of different ethnic groups. In 1997 I visited Xekong province to attend the first Roundtable meeting with foreign ambassadors to Laos, and staff of UNDP and NGOs. I visited villages in all [...]
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    Vice President visits Xiengkhouang Laos Travel News

    Vice President visits Xiengkhouang

    Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit and his entourage visited Xiengkhouang province on 1-4 March to enhance the social-economic development in Khoun and Nonghet districts. While in Khoun district, Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit was briefed by Mr. Phonma Lavanna, Secretary of the District�s Party Committee and Chief of Khoun district about achievement on the social-economic development made [...]
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      Laos Travel Blog

      Patuxay, triumphal arch of Laos Laos Travel Blog

      Patuxay, triumphal arch of Laos

      Patuzay is located at the end of Lang Xan boulevard or Thanon Luang boulevard to the East North of Vientiane capital, and that is a symbol of victory of Laos. Most of visitors coming to the capital of Laos will pay a visit to Patuxay, the symbol of the city. Patuxai (or Patuxay) is considered [...]
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      Luang Prabang night market Laos Travel Blog

      Luang Prabang night market

      The crowded and busy market is the centre of many handicraft products from all over Laos. The market opens from 17:00 to 22:00 everyday. It runs along the Sisavangvong street, from Royal Palace Museum. Every evening, the 1-km-long street is restricted from vehicles, and it becomes a waling street for shopping and gathering named Luang [...]
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      Vegetarian food in Vientiane Laos Travel Blog

      Vegetarian food in Vientiane

      For travellers seeking an exotic dining experience, Laos offers opportunities from crunchy crickets fried in chillies to savoury chicken testicle pudding. For those travellers with a less adventurous palate, meals in the countryside are often limited to fried rice and noodle soup and for vegetarians, sticking to a meat-free diet is almost impossible. In Vientiane, [...]
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