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RIVERS IN LUANG PRABANG
Nam Ming-Nam Khan
The appeal of this river is its proximity to Luang Prabang. The Ming can be bouncy but smoothes out once it joins the larger Khan River. The Khan offers both rainforest and farmlands and offers a number of fun rapids along the way.


 
Nam Ou
Most people paddle the Ou just above Luang Prabang but its upper reaches near the Chinese border are more pristine, cutting through the undisturbed Phou Den Din NPA in which there are few villages. This is the longest inbound river in all of Laos is well known for its spectacular karsts formations and natural scenery.

 
Nam Pa
This small river meanders through rugged mountains north of Luang Prabang and has some excellent rapids as well as opportunities for birdwatching. This Nam Pa is ideal for short, one-day trips into some remote villages and forest. 

 
Nam Xeung 
This river takes you through limestone landscapes northeast of Luang Prabang with some swift rapids. It is best from July to October. Rafting is possible in the rainy season only between June and September.

 
   
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