Things to see and do
Plenty of photos and information are displayed, some only in Lao. In any case, the staff speak pretty good English and once you start talking to them about options in the area they will explain what the images are. They have also produced a colour brochure detailing general province ... read more
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 entered the bamboo shack, you start seeing people ducking in and out of the steam room alternating between brutal steam punishment and ... read more
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. The waterfall isn't that powerful making swimming here safe and fun. Dare to have your back pummelled by it? You'll need your ... read more
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 also noteworthy. Stairs opposite Litthavixay lead up the hill as does a road ... read more
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 gets worse when you have to start fording rivers of which there are at least two, but possibly up to six if the rains have ... read more
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