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  • Khammouane & Thakhek

    • Located: in the middle part of Laos (Central Provinces)
    • Total area: 16,135 square kilometers
    • Population: 375,504
    • 09 Districts: Thakhaek, Mahaxay, Nongbok, Hinboun, Nhommalath, Bualapha, Nakai, Xebangfai & Xaybouathong
    • Capital of the province: Thakhek

    Located in the middle part of Laos and it shares the northern border with Borikhamxay, the southern with Savannakhet, the east with Vietnam and the west with Nanork Phanom, Thailand.

    The natural resources are mountains and forests, for example: The Nakai Namtheun forest preservation area of the total 352,200 ha, the Hinnamnor preservation area 82,000 ha and Phou Hinpoun150,000 ha, These forests make the province very beautiful with many natural caves. The Xebangfay (239 km long), Hinboun, Namtheun and Namngum are the main rivers of the province.

    Thakhek Town

    The provincial capital

    Thakhek is located along the bank of the Mekong River. It is very important border opposite Nakorn Phanom, Thailand. Historically this town has been a fare front in the war for national independence. In Thakhek we can see many buildings designed in old colonial style (French classic).

    Sikhottabong Stupa

    Built at the same time as That Inhang Stupa in Savannakhet and That Phanom in Thailand. These were constructed in the Sikhottabong Empire for keeping the Bones of Lord Buddha. At first, it was built by King Nanthasene for King Soummitham then it restored by King Saysethathirath in the 16th century.

    It’s a four square stupa, each side is 25030 meters long and the foot each of 14.33 meters, the high is 29 meters. The top looks like the banana flower. It is located along the bank of the Mekong River on the Route 13B, 6km from Thakhek. The Festival is preformed on the third month of lunar calendar.

    The Great Wall
    Along the Route 13 (south) just at Km 8 before Thakhek on the West Side, the great rocky wall stretches from the Namdone River at Km 12, it’s about 15 km long. Some sections are in the area of Thakhek.

    Built in Sikhottabong Empire between the 19th century. Now this wall should be kept as a national heritage and a tourist site.

    Tham Khonglor Cave “Beauty in the Dark”

    Tham Khonglor Cave is located in the Nation Protected Forest Area of Hinboun Mountain in Khammouane Province, 310 kilometers southeast of Vientiane and 169 kilometers north of Thakhek District, the west entrance is at Ban Khonglor Village, Hinboun District, whereas the east entrance is at Ban Natan Village, Nakai District.

    The cave is approximately 7,400 meters long, its width ranges from 10 to 90 meters. The wide and the height varies from 20 to 100 meters. The Hinboun River runs through the cave in all seasons. The most attractive area within the cave can be observed at Vang That and Had Xay Luang, where many decorative stones clinging to the ceiling can be view. Had Xay Luang (White Sand Beach) can also be visited, where an attractive beach od about 150 meters long and 100 meters wide can be enjoyed.

    Other attractive sites for visits in the Province include

    Tad Kham Waterfall located 52 kilometers out of Thakhek District

    Tad Nam Khengkam Waterfall, on the Route 13 (south) about 37 kilometers to the east to Thakhek District

    Wat Pha Sokkhamsene Temple, an ancient temple located about 1 km out of Nongbok District and about 37 kilometers from Thakhek District

    That Thumphavang Stupa located about 2 kilometers north of Nongbok District

    Tham Nang Cave located 4 kilometers from Ban Na Viallage in Hinboun District

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