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Things to see and do

Chom Ong Cave
44km west of Udomxai

Up for a little Udomxai adventure? Chom Ong Cave is located 44 km west of Udomxai, about half of that journey off-road. The remote cave is rarely visited, and that alone may make it worthwhile for some ... Read more about Chom Ong Cave .

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Trekking from Udomxai
Provincial Tourism Office, Udomxai
T: (081) 212 483

The city of Udomxai has little to entice a visitor to linger but the province as a whole offers some interesting experiences involving nature and ethnic villages, especially Khmu, the majority ethnic group here. Udomxai’s forte is its pastoral beauty rather than wilderness and hill tribes in traditional dress—if looking for that, head to Phongsali to the north. As an economic link between ... Read more about Trekking from Udomxai .

Red Cross Massage and Wat Phu That
Behind Phouxay Hotel, beside Phu That
T: (081) 31 23 91

Wat Phu That sits atop the same named hill offering terrific sunset views over the surrounds, while near the foot of the hill you’ll find a Red Cross Sauna and Massage centre—what a terrific ... Read more about Red Cross Massage and Wat Phu That .


In a town that has cheaply made goods flowing through from China, Vietnam and Thailand, it’s important to remember that Udomxai province is home to several ethnic minorities trying to maintain their handicraft traditions. Here’s a few ways to see and support ... Read more about Handicrafts .

Nam Kat waterfall and Namkat Yorlapa

Once “just a waterfall” in Phou Hiphi national conservation forest, Nam Kat waterfall is now the centre of an eco-tourism attraction/resort that is trying to put Udomxai on the tourist ... Read more about Nam Kat waterfall and Namkat Yorlapa .

Daytrip to Muang La

The village of Muang La is 28 kilometres from Udomxai and if travellers are short on time, then the scenic town can be visited as a simple day ... Read more about Daytrip to Muang La .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Udomxai? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Laos.

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