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Huay Xai

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  • Wat Chom Khao Manirat
    3 stars

    The view is fair but the Mekong River is obscured by trees. The wat itself is quite attractive. The monks are young and quite cheeky. Chanting begins at 18:00. From here a sign points to Fort Carnot, an old French colonial military barracks, 900 metres away. At the time of writing, Fort Carnot ... read more

  • Nam Nyon Waterfall
    3 stars

    Heading to the falls is more about the journey on the river or road and through rural areas of Laos that hardly any other foreigners visit, especially as almost all travellers head down river to Luang Prabang or up the main highway to Luang Nam Tha. By boat, the Mekong becomes narrower the ... read more


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