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PHOU HIN  BOUN

Location: Khammouane Province.

Area: 1,690 sq. km

Ecotourism activities available: trekking, rafting, kayaking, caves.

Key species: francois’langur sub-species called laotum, assamese macaques and gibbons, Asian elephant, gaur, tiger, serow, 43 species of bat, sooty babbler and limestone leaf warbler. 

Habitat: semi-evergreen, mixed deciduous, bamboo and dipterocarp forest covering predominately limestone karst ranges with steep slopes, cliffs, bluffs and caves to 1,500 m. Flat bottomed enclosed valleys ranging from a few hundred hectares to 40 sq km. Many of the rivers flow through underground caves. The largest is 7.5 km between Konglor and Natan village on the Nam Hinboun and is navigable by boat.

Access: the gateway to the PhouHinPoun NPA is Thakhaek town and Ban Na Hin on Route 8.


 

 

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