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  • Houaphanh & Xam Neua

    • Located: in the northern part of Laos (Northern Provinces)
    • Total area: 16,500 square kilometers
    • Population: 317,946
    • 08 Districts: Xam Neua, Xiengkhor, Viengthong, Vieng Xay, Huameuang, Xam Tai, Sopbao & Add
    • Capital of the province: Xam Neua

    A mountainous province in the northeastern Laos. Houaphanh is enclosed by Vietnam to the north and south-east, Xieng Khouang to the south-west and Luang Prabang to the west. While in the past it was difficult to navigate the province’s dramatic terrain, road upgrades now make travel easier and more enjoyable. Scenery along the roads into Houaphanh is stunning. Houaphanh Province is the birthplace of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. As yet, it is one of the least visited provinces in the country and offers an authentic and varied experience for visitors. Enjoy a pristine natural environment of mountains, rivers, waterfalls and forests, visit the caves at Vieng Xay for a unique insight into the history of the country, and discover the mysterious standing stones of Hintang Archaeological Park which date back more than 2000 year.

    Houaphanh has many unique and beautiful natural attractions. The provincial capital, Xam Neua, is a quiet and rustic city on the Xam River. Here you will enjoy markets trading produce from China and Vietnam and a variety of handicrafts produce by the Hmong, Tai Dam, Tai Daeng and Tai Lue ethnic groups. Also of interest in Xam Neua is Wat Phoxainaram, home to an impressive bronze Buddha possibly dating back to 1565 and an interesting serries of murals depicting the life of Buddha and scenes from Lao History.

    • Former Pathet Lao living Caves near Vieng Xai.
    • Namnoua waterfall just off the road between Sam Neua and Vieng Xai.
    • Hintang Archaeological Park.
    • Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area
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    8
    Days
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    Embrace the road and discover the wildlife of Laos. Travel from the far northeast historic places through rugged jungle and small riverside enchanting towns to Luang Prabang. Understand about the ‘secret war’ while exploring caves near the Vietnam border, be amazed by wildlife on...
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    Adventure Northern Laos (10D9N)

    10
    Days
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    This 10-day South East Asian odyssey travels from Luang Prabang, on foot, by car, boat and tuk-tuk to the heart of Northern Laos. See the mysterious Plain of Jars and ancient ruins of Xieng Khoang, stunning scenery and the best part is the chance...
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