Xieng Khuoang

Situated about 400 km northeast of Vientiane capital city, Xieng Khouang is becoming more and more famous among tourists to Southeast Asia, as it is the place to view the mysterious Plains of Jars. Xieng Khouang has eight districts including Paek, Phaxay, Phoukoot, Kham, Nong Het, Khoun, Thathom and Mokmai.

Thanks to a remarkable geographical location, surrounded by mountain ranges, with Phu Bia the highest peak (2700 m) in Lao PDR, Xieng Khouang features with mild temperatures for most of the year though winters can be surprisingly cold.

The province sits at the crossroads of traffic from central Vietnam and northeast Thailand and shares borders with Huaphan, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Xaisomboun and Bolikhamxai provinces, as well as an international border with Vietnam’s Nghe An province. Xieng Khouang has a long and rich history and is home to various ethnic groups including Thai Phuan, Hmong, Khmu and Tai Dam.

Phonsavan is the provincial capital of Xieng Khouang which was established when an earlier capital (Muang Khun) was wiped out during the Vietnam War. Coming here, tourists have a chance to visit some Muang Khun Buddhist temples built between the 16th and 19th century which survived in the war.

Moreover, the countryside in Xieng Khouang owns breathtakingly beautiful, untouched, and up to present, it is still not fully exploited by tourism. Its distance off the main tourist paths is a main reason why Xieng Khouang has been kept very pristine but the huge number of travelers to the Plain of Jars - which is to be nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status - has been on the increase year after year.

In a family holiday Vietnam, customers will often request for a side visit to Laos and Vientiane is often a must-see destination.


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Laos is filled with cultural attractions and natural wonders. In Xieng Khouang, which is not only famous for its plain of jars, but also for mountainous, jungle-covered areas, and occupied by a large variety of colourful minorities. It 's an ideal place for those who love trekking and discovering this mysterious city.

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Known as Southeast Asia’s most laid-back capital, Vientiane boasts outstanding French colonial architecture while Xieng Khouang is home to the enigmatic and historic Plain of Jars and a place that suffered heavy bombing during the Vietnam War. Come and discover the famous highlights of two famous cities with our intriguing tour.

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