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PHOU DEN DIN

Location: Phongsaly Province.

Area: 2,220 sq. km

Ecotourism Activities Available: none yet

Key Species: Elephants, gibbons and a high density of lesser fish eagles.

Habitat: Predominantly dry evergreen and semi-evergreen. Mosaic of swidden land and forest at various stages of regeneration. Large tracts of contiguous old-growth forest survive towards the Vietnamese border and along the Nam Ou, upstream from the Nam Khang confluence.

Access: Access is difficult, but can be accomplished by boat along the Nam Ou and Nam Khang or by foot. From Phongsali, the NPA can be reached by a short drive to Ban Hatxa and a then a half-day boat journey or 2-day walk.