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CULTURAL VISIT IN BOLIKHAMXAY
 
Wat Phabath (Phabath Temple)
83 km from Vientiane Capital on the South 13 Road in Thaphabath District. This important pilgrimage site with its huge "foot print" of Lord Buddha is a significant place for all Buddhists in the country. The people in the area believe that when someone is passing this place, one must stop for a while to pray respect to the spirits for a good journey.
   
Wat Phonsane (Phonsane Temple)
Located Thaphabath District near Wat Phabath. This temple overlooking the Mekong river is well known for "Bang Fai Phayanak" or the "Naga Rocket", a mysterious and still unexplained phenomenon, which occurs every year during the 15th day of the 11th (according to the lunar calendar), when small fire balls in different colours shot out from the river for about 10 to 15 meters and disappear in the sky.
   
Wat Dan Soung (Dan Soung Temple)
A series of colorful Buddhist buildings on the rocky outcrops surrounded by the beautiful nature. There are many large Buddha images, a holy pool, flower gardens, and rocks have interesting stories of the old legend ‘Nang Sip Song’ (The Twelve Ladies). 5Km on 4B Road from Pakxan Town.
   
Tai Taeng Tribe in Nong Or Village and Na Pae Village
The Tai Teng form a small, but colourful Lao ethnic minority group. Mostly they live around Ban Nong Or and Ban Napae, 17km from Laksao in Khamkeuth District. Besides rice farming they are well known for their silk handicraft.
   
New Phabath (Buddha Footprint)
In Na Xay Village, Thaphabath District, 70Km on South 13 Road from Vietiane Capital. This Phabath was found in October 2009, Thaphabath District.
 
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