Nong Khiaw Travel Guide

  • Nong Khiaw
    by Avieira67
  • Nong Khiaw
    by Avieira67
  • Nong Khiaw
    by Avieira67

Nong Khiaw Restaurants

  • Traditional Tasty Food

    A great restaurant managed by a kind and honest family.I have eaten here at least two times. First time, I asked the owner to bring me something traditional. She brough me a dish made with pork and noodles, something like a soup. I have to say I did not like because of the pork skin, but it was tasty. The second time, I ordered a buffalo dish. It...

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  • Lunch only

    Alex restaurant is on the eastern side of the river, just a few doors down from sunset bungalows. In October it was closed in evenings but we popped in for lunch one day. The menu is a bit different to other places and the owner/chef has obviously lived in Germany as there's some German dishes on there. I went for the potatoes onions and cheese at...

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  • Good service and best in town

    On the eastern side of the river right by the bridge this guesthouse and restaurant has good food at decent prices and a very friendly serviceChicken with vegetables was great and 25k kipWe ate here a second time the night after and have to conclude this is the best in town-friendly service, quick service and very very good food. Anyas soup was...

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  • Hey there Delilah

    Delilahs is on the eastern side of the bridge, a nice little cafe run by a friendly but little crazy kiwi guy. Breakfasts are big and good and they even had beans and eggs on toast for 30k kip. They have plenty of homemade chocolates and choky things. A nice place to kick back and relax and watch one of their nightly movies ( or pick your own) or...

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  • Decent but garlicy laap

    Just in the right as you come over the bridge to the western side this place is just ok.They took plenty of time doing our food which is fine as we were in no rush but two dishes were the same and yet one came out then the other several minutes later. Surely it would've been easier to do the two in one wok!?Anyway it tasted good but had huge lumps...

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  • Finding curry in the village

    It's a but weird that an Indian restaurant is hard to find in Laos and yet in nong khiaw you can find two of them side by side! And apparently they are friends, but competitors. Both owners are genuine Indians and so the food is authentic enough. We opted for Deens as the guys we were with had heard it was better, plus for me they had chicken bhuna...

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Nong Khiaw Transportation

  • Boat from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi

    I was expecting to travel directly from Nong Khiaw to Muang Khua, but the only possibiliy was by speed boat. Then, I have decided to go to Muang Ngoi.Timetable11:00 - 12:0014:00 - 15:00Fare18.000 kips (10/2007)

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  • BUS STATION

    The bus station is located at the edge of town, 30 minute walk from the boat station, or you can get a local sawngthaw (mini bus with two rows of seats). You will probably have to charter one if you have not arrived by boat, as they tend to run when the boats off-load there passengers. From the bus station you can get a minibus to Luang Prabang or...

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  • BOAT LANDING

    From the small bus station you must walk about 30 minutes to the boat landing where the passenger boat leaves for Muang Ngoi. The ticket office is at the shack at the top of the steps, not far from the bridge.

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Nong Khiaw Local Customs

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    by Avieira67 Updated Jan 18, 2015

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    The Baci is a survived ritual in Laos. It is celebrated in a special event, whether a marriage, a homecoming, a welcome, a birth, or one of the annual festivals. A mother is given a baci after she has recovered from a birth, the sick are given bacis to facilitate a cure, officials are honored by bacis, and novice monks are wished luck with a baci before entering the temple.
    The baci ceremony can take place any day of the week and all year long, preferably before noon or before sunset.
    I was invited to participate in this cerimony by a mother whose son has returned home after a long time of hospitalization.

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