Khoueng Xiangkhoang Travel Guide

  • Jimmi's Karaoke Bar, Ban Thakhek, PDR Lao.
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    Food, Inthira Thakhek Hotel, PDR Lao.
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    Ban Phonsavan Things to Do

    The UXO Survivor Information Centre is operated by the Quality of Life Association (QLA) which is a provincially registered not for profit organisation that provides support for UXO survivors. They cover the cost of medical treatment and manage a range of livelihood training initiatives to help UXO survivors to have a sustainable livelihood after...

  • Ancient skills in an unchanged place.

    Ban Phonsavan Off The Beaten Path

    Whilst returning on my motorcycle from visiting the Tham Piu (see seperate tip) my eye was drawn by a sign indicating Tai Dam Cultural Hall, so ever the curious traveller I took off down an unpaved track, eventually ending up in a tidy but very old-fashioned village surrounded by a gaggle of frankly incredulous youngsters. I shall let a piece from...


    Ban Phonsavan Things to Do

    We rented a motorbike and after visiting the Plain of Jars we went in search of the Russian Tank, and sure enough there was a sign Russian Tank) pointing to a track, and sure enough we went belting down the track in search of the famous tank. The track split several times and it was a little muddy and we seemed to have reached a dead end and had...


Muang Phonsavan

  • That Foun in Muang Khoun

    Muang Phonsavan Things to Do

    There are two ancient stupas on the edge of Muang Khoun at the slope of surrounding hill. The best kept is the That Foun from 1576 - with ashes of the Lord which was brought from India. It was built by bricks which helped it to keep relatively good shape until today despite the weather and wars - and it can be still visited nowsadays. It's quite...

  • what it remains after... Muang Khoun

    Muang Phonsavan Things to Do

    Muang Khoun (old Xieng Khouang) used to be old capital of the province and place of noble architecture - because it was also capital for the Phuan kingdom buildings were built to accomodate people of higher social status with many temples and stupas. During the civil war it was completely destroyed - nowsadays visitor to that wounded place can see...

  • Plain of Jars site 1

    Muang Phonsavan Things to Do

    Plain of Jars is the most common excuse to make a trip to Phonsavanh. There are 3 sites open to tourists: Site 1 is the closest - some 10 km southeast of the provincional capital. There were more than 50 sites recordered already.In site 1 there are more than 250 jars altogether. Some of the biggest are larger than a man.History of jars is very...


Ban Thakhek

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  • Why do they do this?

    Ban Thakhek Transportation

    there is a small airstrip in Thakhek but, unless you have your own transport, the chances are that you will arrive by bus. The VIP bus from Vientiane will take about five hours and the slightly cheaper ordinary bus about seven hours. I shall post an entry here from my external blog as I do not see much point in re-writing the whole thing."I am...

  • A bit upmarket and very good.

    Ban Thakhek Restaurants

    Readers of my other pages will know that I am quite content to eat in small local places, at roadside stalls or whatever and have had some tremendous meals doing just that. However it is noce to have a bit of a splurge now and again and I had been recommended the Inthira Hotel by several people so I thought I would give it a try. I went in the...

  • Bring your singing voice.

    Ban Thakhek Things to Do

    It is almost impossible to avoid karaoke anywhere in SE Asia and Thakhek is no exception. I happened upon this place one night and it was the usual offering of fairly appallingly rendered Western soft-rock hits interspersed with a few Lao / Thai standards.When I was in Thakhek I did not see a lot of foreigners and this place, being on one of the...


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