Things to see and do
The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) is just near the Nam Ko River, right on the main street. They give out information to travellers about what to do in Udomxai and the surrounding province. Plenty of photos and information are displayed, some only in Lao. In any case, the staff speak pretty good ... read more
Just over the eastern side of the river next to the petrol station on the main road is a sign pointing to the Red Cross Massage and Sauna. It's 700 metres along a bumpy road and then up a hill to get to the seemingly empty Red Cross grounds. But once you've bought a ticket for the sauna and have ... read more
KM 11 Waterfall is unsurprisingly located at KM 11 on the road from Udomxai to Luang Prabang up in the hills covered by thick jungle. The waterfall is nothing to write home about, but it's a pleasant enough spot to come and have a picnic as do the locals, who gather to grill fish and have a swim. ... read more
At the top of the hill in the middle of town is a stupa and massive golden Buddha. The Buddha in pose is quite impressive and stands a good 15 metres high. Most people will come and grab a couple of photos and promptly retreat back down the main road from where they came. The views over town are ... read more
At the main roundabout in town near the bus terminal is a sign that points to the Nam Kad Waterfall 23 kilometres away. The road starts off tarred, but soon turns to dirt and rock and deteriorates as each kilometre unfolds until you reach sections which resemble the surface of the moon. But it ... read more
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