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HIGHLIGHTS IN XAYSOMBOUN
 

PHOU BIA MOUNTAIN
Phou Bia is the highest (2,820 meters) mountain in Laos, situated in Anouvong District, 30 kilometers north of province’s capital. The annual average temperature on the top of Phou Bia is approximately - 5˚C. This area is rich in biodiversity, providing a home for various species of wildlife. Interestingly, there is a special type of grasses resembles a pile of straw covering throughout the ground, and we will feel smooth when we step on it.  Apart from that, thousands of priceless trees such as Mai Long Leng (Fokienia Hodginsii) are also standing along the valley of the mountain. The climate is fresh, humid and cold throughout the year which makes this area more attractive and suitable for relaxation, especially for those who would like to experience cold weather. 

   

NAM NGUM DAM II
Nam Ngum Dam II is a huge reservoir located 35 kilometers south of Anouvong town. It was built for generating hydroelectric power and agriculture purpose. The dam has become a populous tourist attraction in Xaysomboun Province because of the spectacular view of the reservoir and cold weather along Nam Ngum River. There are two access routes; one is from T-junction at Huay Mor, Vang Vieng District to Km 24 Village’s Port and the other is from T-junction at Nam Yorn Village to Na Tou Port.

   

PHOU MORK MOUNTAIN
Phou Mork is located not very far from Long Cheng Village where you can relax in the fresh air. In the early morning, you will see the whole mountain covered by thick mist that is well-known as “sea cloud” or “heaven on earth”. This charming spot attracts many visitors for captivating atmosphere of the mountain.

   

BATTLE BUNKER “KHOUM MOLAKOT”
Khoum Molakotis located near Phou Mork Mountain in Long Cheng District. It was built in 1969 following the order of General Vang Pao. It made from bombshells. Khoum Molakotis 2 meters wide and 2 meters high.

   

DAN PHA SAEB CLIFF
It is located about 18 kilometers north of Long San Village. There is a wonderful waterfall that is 20 meters high and 30 meters-40 meters wide. The cliff has two levels, cascading 10 meters high each. The water runs under the ground on the first level and the waterfall is on the second level spotted with giant beehives. 

   

THE PALACE OF KING SISAVONG WATTHANA
The palace was built in 1967 by King Sisavang Watthana. It was built to accommodate his Royal family during their vacation, especially in dry season. After declaring the independence of Laos in 1975. It was renovated and become a museum, welcoming visitors on official working days.

   

THE VANG PAO'S HOUSE
It is located in Long Cheng Village, Long Cheng District. Visitors are allowed to visit and get in the house during working hours.  There are 21 rooms in the house that was built in 1966 by General Vang Pao during Indochina war. Recently, the house has become a significant memorial demonstrating what had been done during the war era for young generations.

 
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