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The Xieng Khouang Province in the Northern Heritage of Laos

Xieng Khouang, the Province of the Plain of Jars, Laos

Xieng khouang province LaosThe Xieng Khouang province is located at the north-east of Laos, in a vast high plateau.

The province of Xieng Khouang is mostly know for its fine collection of archeological riches, including the famous Plain of Jars, but also for its many craters caused by the bombing during from the early 19th century until 1975.

We estimate that there have been more bombs  dropped on Laos between 1964 and 1973 than during the Second World War, and that Xieng Khouang has been one of the provinces the most heavily bombed in Laos.

Therefore, tourists are advised to stay close to guided trails because there are still many unexploded bombs in the region of Xieng khouang.

Moreover, tourists can visit the surrounding mountains of Xieng khouang which are home to several ethnic tribes wearing their colorful traditional dresses and living of a simple life.


Located: In the Northern Heritage of Laos
Total area: 15,880 square kilometers.
Population: 230,000.
08 Districts: Phonsavanh, 
Phaxay, Phoukoot, Kham, Nong Hét, Khoun, Thathom and Mokmai.
Capital of Xieng Khouang province: Phonsavanh.

Activities in Laos in the Xieng Khouang Province

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