Attractions in Xieng Khuang


Is one of the northern provinces that most devastated by the war. Virtually every town and village in the province was bombed at some point between 1964 and 1973. It has also been the site of numerous ground battles over the last 150 years.


Large area extending around Phonsavanh from the south-west to the north-east where huge jars (up to 1000kg each) of unknown origin are scattered about in at least a dozen groupings. It is one of the most intriguing sights in Laos.


The ancient capital that was founded by Chao Noi Muang and was a stronghold for the Xieng Khouang royal family was destroyed during the Indochina War. The town was rebuilt after 1975 with rows of wooden Lao houses and a market area. It has an impressive location as mountains surround it.