Xieng khouang Travel Attractions
General Information about Xieng khouang province
Located : Northeastern Laos
Total Area : 15,880 square meters
Population : 230,000
07 Districts : Pek, Kham, Nonghed, Khoune, Morkmay, Phoukood and Phaxay
Capital : Pek
Located 435 kilometers northeast of the capital, Vientiane. Xiengkhuoang can be reached by bus from Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Huaphanh or by direct flight (Lao Airlines) from Vientiane.
Xiengkhuoang is a mountainous region full of caves and waterfalls. From an aircraft, you will observe how large the province is with its vast plateau.
Xiengkhuoang preserves a fine collection of archeological riches, including the famous Plain of Jars. The surrounding mountains of Xiengkhuoang are home to several tribes of indigenous people with their colorful traditional dress and simple way of life. This province also has the dubious distinction of having been one of the most heavily bombed areas in Laos between 1964 and 1973.