Luang Namtha / Oudomxay
Newly opened to tourists is this mountains region and
unspoiled colorful villages of many ethic minorities such as
Hmong, Iko, Mien and Samtoa which made this northern part of
Laos become a spotlight destination. Come and see their
unique way of life and treasure of the beautiful natural
This is located in the northwestern part of Laos near by
infamous of Golden Triangle where three countries, Laos,
Thailand and Myanmar are converged. This region is one of
the key trading port of these three countries and also well
known of its precious stones (sapphires and rubies) and gold
The first Lao Kingdom, Lane Xang was consolidated here. It
was well known as the main sources of the monarchical power.
Many ancient temples dating back in 13 Century are still
preserved for visitors to see. The king Royal palace and
Phousi hill are one of the many that visitors ought not to
be missed. Luang Prabang was voted as the World Heritage
Site in 1996.
This province is located in the southeast of Luang Prabang,
and it is one of the most contaminated of unexplored
ordnance in the world which remaining from Indochina War.
Well-known to this province is its precious Plain of Jars.
Traveling 150 kms. to the north of Vientiane is a small town
called Vangvieng. It surrounded by mountains scenery and Nam
Song River that lead to stalactite and stalagmite caves and
it is also best for canoeing and rafting. This fascinating
place is perfect for those who are searching for relaxation
and be away from speedy life-style of the modernization.
Place of the central government and center for culture and
commerce is Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. Situated on
the bank of the longest river in the Southeast Asia, the
Mekong River and sharing border with Thailand through the
important monuments and remarkable scenery surrounding are
the main attractions. You are ought not to be missed Wat
Sisaket, Haw Pra Keo, and That Luang Stupa.
Converging of Mekong and Sedone River is the city of Pakse,
the gateway to the southern part of Laos and to the formal
royal palace capital of Champasack, to the ruins of pre-Angkorian
Wat Phou Temple and Luang Prabang which is recently named as
World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Traveling to the southern of Laos to the border of Cambodia
is Kong Island which decorated by the biggest waterfall in
Southeast Asia, Khoneprapheng Waterfall. Between November
and May, rare seen fresh water or Mekong dolphin can be
obsersved. Road or boat is accessible to this peaceful
Sources of beautiful waterfall and traditional tribal
villages are known as Saravan. It situates on the bank of
the Sexet River and lied on the fertile Bolovens Plateau of
coffee and tea plantations. Elephant back riding to explore
minority villages is another experience that you should not
missed. Home of many Alak, Katang, Kaleum, Katou, Suay, Nge
and Nyaheung tribes are Sekong and Attapeu.