XIENG KHOUANG

OVERVIEW

Xieng Khouang Province plays a vital role in Laos history. The green plateau, peppered with hills and the country's highest mountain, the Phou Bia, has been the hub of major Asian trade routes since the ancient times. In addition, thanks to the subtropical climate as well as the ideal altitude, some fruits such as plums and peaches, which do not exist elsewhere in Laos, are growing here and blooming annually in February. Despite the devastation in the American-Vietnamese War, which had spread to Laos, the landscape remains relatively untouched. Besides the splendid and peaceful nature, tourists will be captivated by the rich culture of ancient civilizations once rooting here. The traditions of Hmong, Khmu or Tai Dang are still practiced and bring color into the landscape.

The Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang belongs to the most famous Laotian attractions and has a strong and close connection to death in the ancient times. In addition to the jar field and temple, tourists can admire the few preserved buildings from the times of French occupation. There is convenient connection to Xieng Khouang from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

FOOD & DRINK

Upon visiting the rural area of Xieng Khouang, travelers may opt for practical options of eating in traditional and simple restaurants where they can enjoy local food in a modest budget. Certain dishes are considered national dishes and hence, can be found almost throughout the country, also in Xieng Khouang. For a wider range of dining opportunities, you should consider Phonsavan District as this is the center of the region.

TRAVEL GUIDE

Xieng Khouang Province is located in eastern Laos near the Laos-Vietnam border. It consists of six districts: Muang Khoune, Muang Phonsavanh, Muang Nong Hai, Muang Kham, Muang Mork and Muang Phou Koud. Xieng Khouang is a high altitude province full of green grass, mountains and hills. The region has long been a center of Phuan language and culture. During the Vietnam War, Xieng Khouang was one much-fought battle; and Laos is actually the most bombed country in the world. Hence, the majority of sites in provinces is dedicated to the dark past and fallen people.

 

Xieng Khouang Province is located in eastern Laos near the Laos-Vietnam border. It consists of six districts: Muang Khoune, Muang Phonsavanh, Muang Nong Hai, Muang Kham, Muang Mork and Muang Phou Koud. Xieng Khouang is a high altitude province full of green grass, mountains and hills. The region has long been a center of Phuan language and culture. During the Vietnam War, Xieng Khouang was one much-fought battle; and Laos is actually the most bombed country in the world. Hence, the majority of sites in provinces is dedicated to the dark past and fallen people.

 

ACTIVITIES

Treking around the mountains and hills in Xieng Khouang or visiting the historical sites of the original capital city - Muang Khun.

Culture Visit

Visit impressive stupas That Foun and That Chom

Photo tours

Photo tours, adventure tours, eco tours

Adventure tours

Trekking in high green mountains and rugged karsts formations

Natural sites

Exploring a famous and unspoiled cave - Tham Piu cave

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