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  • Phongsali: Is it worth the effort?
    3.5 stars

    We’ve written about the road to Phongsali and how awful it is. It begs the question of whether it is worth all that hassle to actually get there ... read more

  • The road to Phongsali
    3.5 stars

    Travelling in Southeast Asia is often more about the journey than the destination and although it’s one of those cliches which is often used glibly, we think it largely rings true in Laos. Except when travelling to Phongsali. ... read more

  • Phou Fa
    4.5 stars

    Phou Fa, or Mountain in the Sky, sits above Phongsali at an altitude of 1,625 metres. Take the road up the hill next to Phongsali Hotel and turn right at the roundabout following the road past the houses and along the foot of the mountain until you reach a sign in English pointing the way up the ... read more

  • The Museum of Tribe
    3.5 stars

    The Museum of Tribe is a small but interesting display, housed in a single room not far from the post office, in the centre of town. The main element of the display is a collection of fascinating and beautiful costumes from the different local hilltribe groups. The women's outfits hang on ... read more

  • Trekking
    4.5 stars

    The Provincial Tourism Office tucked away on one of the side streets will supply some information on trekking. Follow the road off the main road next to Yuhoua Guesthouse down the hill and you'll see the tourism office about 100 metres in front of you. If you're interested in going trekking or ... read more

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