Xaysomboun Waterfalls

  Tad Houay Nok Watch Tad Houay Nok plunge a colossal 200 metres down Kongkhao Mountain. The falls are a favourite holiday destination among locals, especially those from nearby Nam Mo and Thong Hak Villages. While visiting Tad Houay Nok, check out farms growing sugarcane and bananas. Entrance to the falls is about 30 km … Read more

Travel Guide to Xaysomboun

  Few have visited Xaysomboun, which opened for tourists in 2015. Thickly forested mountains hide 29 natural sites, 5 cultural sites, and 5 historical sites, many of which you can visit. And for those seeking to interact with the locals, stay awhile in one of the district centres. Travelling to and around can be challenging. … Read more

Things to Do in Xaysomboun

  Though still undeveloped, the province offers clusters of activities. Climb Phou Bia Mountain, Laos tallest peak. Check out historical sites in Long Cheng, and immerse yourself in nature around Anouvong.    Northwest: Long Cheng Climb Phou Mork Mountain near Cheng Village, and look down on the misty “sea clouds”. Nearby, explore the 2 x … Read more

Xaysomboun Accommodation

The province has an 18-room hotel, and the district centres offer several guesthouses. Prices are reasonable, and most rooms are clean and comfortable, though facilities may be limited.

Xaysomboun Caves

  Chao Anouvong Caves: Explore the two caves that once sheltered Lane Xang Kingdom’s throne-bearer, Chao (King) Anouvong, from invading Siamese at Ban Phouhuaxang, about 4 km north of Anouvong Town. Trees shroud the mountain-base entrance, where the Nam Jang (Nam Ja) River flows into the cave pair. The first passage runs 30 metres and … Read more

Getting around Xaysomboun

  Most visitors come to Xaysomboun with their own rented transportation or with a tour operator. However, a few sawng taews (Pickup trucks with benches) travel between district centres for those who arrived after taking a series of local transportation from outside the province. You can also negotiate with local tuk tuk and sawng taew … Read more