The only restaurant in town
Up the hill from the pier, heading to the centre of town, The Boun Ma offers the same level of amenities as the Wanna.
The style should be called basic but the welcome is friendly enough, however your Laos language skills will be tested to the limit here -- so be prepared with sign language and phrase books. Two rooms tucked away to the side of the only restaurant in town are for rent -- actually, the family running it sleeps in one of these, so guests sleep on a small bamboo platform in the entrance to the restaurant. As with Wanna, bedding is all piled up under a mosquito net, and there is no bathroom. Wash in the river, and use the outside toilet across the road. They sell places by the bed, so if there are a few people in town you might have others sharing with you. This however, is the only restaurant in town, and depending on available ingredients, they can cook up fried rice, noodle dishes, noodle soups, fried eggs and stir-fries.
Last updated on 19th July, 2009.