Huay Xai - A Promising Destination in Northern Laos

Huay Xai is the capital of Bokeo, the province in Northwestern Laos. Lying on one side of the Mekong River’s bank, Huay Xai borders with Thailand on the other side. Huay Xai is a promising destination in Northern Laos with many exciting experiences exploring the indigenous nature as well as interacting with the local culture. Besides, the availability of transportation including waterways, roads, and airlines here is also a potential that makes Huay Xai getting more attractive to travellers.

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Huay Xai → Pak Beng → Oudomxay → Muang Xay → Nong Khiaw → Luang Prabang
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Observing rural life along the Mekong River on a traditional boat trip to Pakbeng

Learning everything about Asian giants at Mekong Elephant Park

Trekking through Muang La's dense jungles to remoted villages and isolated waterfall

Cycling around the sleepy town of Nong Khiaw to visit Nong Khiaw bridge and Pa Thok cave

Meeting friendly locals at traditional Hmong and Khmu villages on your trek to Nong Khiaw’s outskirt

Boating on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou caves, a scared site with thousands of Buddhist statues

Experiencing the peaceful atmosphere of Luang Prabang and visiting its cultural heritage sites on a cycling tour

Taking a motorbike tour to Phousi Market, Kuang Si Waterfalls and few ethnic minority villages

Huay Xai → Pak Beng → Oudomxay → Muang Xay → Nong Khiaw → Luang Prabang

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Huay Xai Quick Facts

According to the 2015 census, the total population of Huay Xai is 70,170 people with the main religion is Buddhism

Situated along the Mekong River, the most common means of transport in Huay Xai is boats. Nowadays, roads and airlines are getting more available here

Huay Xai offers a tropical climate with the rainy season is during the summer months. The annual average temperature in Huay Xai is around 24oC

From here tourists can enter Thailand through the border crossing the Mekong River or continue the trip in Laos by cruises following the downstream to Pakbeng or Luang Prabang, etc…

Many travellers often choose Huay Xai as a base for a departure to the Bokeo Nature Reserve, where offers an experience of a lifetime: Gibbon Experience

Best time to visit Huay Xai, laos

The recommended time to visit Huay Xai is in the dry season, which lasts from October to April. During this time, especially winter months, the weather is mild, dry and clear. The chance of rainfall is also much less than the rainy season, which could help tourists enjoy the trip to Huay Xai completely.

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