The North of Laos

VIENG KHAM

by Aurelien Reys, France (Nov 02)

Global Mark : 11.55

Ratings by criteria : 

Charm Scenery Parks Culture Minor. Market Relax Fiesta 

Cost

AVER.
3 3 1 4 4 1 4 1 4 11.11

Ratings by backpackers :

Surveyed Liked  Comeback  Recommend  Range AVER.
4 100% 25%(1) 75%(3) na 12.00


Description :
A lao village situated after nong kiaw on the road to Viet Nam, nothing special except that you won't find any tourist, just a genuine atmosphere

What to do ?  Walking, take a bath in the river, learn thai-football with children, talking with the only english speaking guile of the village

What you may not like ?  waiting for hours your bus, the really basic food and accomodation, nothing to do special

Where to stay ? Jungle hill cottage, situated just after the steps to viewpoint, a bit off the town, quiet (important here), really nice room for 200 baths after bargain in november (begining of the hight season)

Where to eat ? with the only english speaking guile of the village, for cheap

Transport ?  
To Nong Khiaw / 12000 kips / Bus / 2 hours / 2 or 3 per day
To Nam Noen / 30000 kips / Bus / 10 hours / 1 per night, should pass around midnight, passed 4am finally (it came from Vientane). One day keep on phonsavan, the other one go to sam neua / Really beautiful, but damn dangerous! (the mountain road is totally destroyed between nong khiaw and nam noen - November 2002)

Nong Khiaw / Nam Noen

 

 

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