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According to legend, an old town was founded here in current Phonesim in 1577 during the reign of the King Fa Ngum who later united the Lane Xang Kingdom. Migrating south-eastwards from Northern Vietnam, Savannakhet’s ancestors settled here and named the town in Ban Luang Phonsim "Phonsim village" after the name of their leader Luang and his wife Sim. The name of the village has been shortened to Ban Phonsim. The ruins of the original settlement can still be seen atop a hill surrounded by bamboo forest. You can see the foundations of a pagoda and the old Phonsim town wall.

How to get there: From That Ing Hang, go east for about 3 kilometers to the village. The ruins are located about 2 kilometers from the village, and are best experienced through one of the Eco-Guides’ trekking tours which can also include an overnight home stay in the village.

Located in Kaysone Phomvihanh Town

  That Ing Hang Stupa

  Wat Xayaphoum Temple

  Wat Lattanalangsy Temple

  The Old temple at Ban That

  Wat Taleo Kao Temple

  That Oumoung Stupa

  That Phonh Stupa

  That Nang Lao Stupa

  Hortay Pidok

  Heun Hin (Stone House)

  Ban Sepon Kao Village

  Dinosaur Museum

  Savannakhet Provincial Museum

  Memorial Kaysone Phomvihanh

  French Colonial Architecture

  Muangkao Phonsim Old City

  Lao-Vietnamese Monument

  Lamson Battle Field



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