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The '''North''' is a mountainous region of [[Laos]].
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The '''North''' is a mountainous region of [[Laos]]. It shares borders with [[Thailand]], [[Burma]], [[China]] and [[Vietnam]].
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== Regions ==
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From north to south:
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| region1name=Phongsali
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| region1description=One of the remotest areas of Laos. Home to many ethnic minorities. The regional capital is [[Phongsali]].
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| region2name=Udomxai
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| region2description=The regional capital is [[Muang Xay]].
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| region3name=Luang Namtha
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| region3description=The regional capital is [[Luang Namtha]]. The province offers trekking in the Nam Ha National Protected Area and is home to many ethnic minorities which can be visited around [[Muang Sing]] and [[Vieng Phoukha]].
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| region4name=Bokeo
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| region4description=A common entrance point from Thailand (especially via slow boat where you'll stopover at [[Pakbeng]]) this province contains [[Huang Xai]] and [[Bokeo Nature Reserve]].
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| region5name=Luang Prabang
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| region5description=Home of the charming [[Luang Prabang]] town. Along the Nam Ou (river) are two villages popular with tourists [[Nong Khiaw]] and [[Muang Ngoi Neua]].
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| region5name=Sainyabuli
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| region5description=Bordering Thailand this is another area less travelled to.
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
  
* [[Houay Xai]]
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* [[Houay Xai]] - near the Thailand border crossing.
* [[Luang Prabang]]
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* [[Luang Prabang]] - famed cultural town. Ex-capital.
* [[Luang Namtha]]
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* [[Luang Namtha]] - capital of Luang Namtha province.
 
* [[Muang Long]]
 
* [[Muang Long]]
 
* [[Muang Ngeun]]
 
* [[Muang Ngeun]]
* [[Muang Sing]]
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* [[Muang Sing]] - in Luang Namtha province.
* [[Muang Xay]]
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* [[Muang Xay]] - in Udomaxi province.
* [[Pakbeng]]
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* [[Vieng Phoukha]] - in Luang Namtha province.
* [[Vieng Phoukha]]
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* [[Pakbeng]] - in Bokeo province.
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
* [[Ban Nalan Trail]]
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* [[Bokeo Nature Reserve]] - in Bokeo province. Famous for 'The Gibbon Experience'.
* [[Bokeo Nature Reserve]]
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* [[Muang Ngoi Neua]] - riverside village in Luang Prabang province. Only accessible by boat.
* [[Muang Ngoi Neua]]
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* [[Nong Khiaw]] - riverside village in Luang Prabang province.
* [[Nong Khiaw]]
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* [[Pak Lai]]
 
* [[Pak Lai]]
 
* [[Sanakhan]]
 
* [[Sanakhan]]
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==Understand==
 
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==Talk==
  
 
==Get in==
 
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==See==
 
==See==
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===Itineraries===
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* [[Ban Nalan Trail]] - in Luang Namtha province.
  
 
==Do==
 
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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* [[Central Laos]] to the south.
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* [[Thailand]] has a popular border crossing in Bokeo province.
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* [[China]] from Luang Prabang or Luang Namtha to [[Mengla]].
  
 
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Revision as of 04:38, 15 May 2011

The North is a mountainous region of Laos. It shares borders with Thailand, Burma, China and Vietnam.

Contents

Regions

From north to south:

Phongsali
One of the remotest areas of Laos. Home to many ethnic minorities. The regional capital is Phongsali.
Udomxai
The regional capital is Muang Xay.
Luang Namtha
The regional capital is Luang Namtha. The province offers trekking in the Nam Ha National Protected Area and is home to many ethnic minorities which can be visited around Muang Sing and Vieng Phoukha.
Bokeo
A common entrance point from Thailand (especially via slow boat where you'll stopover at Pakbeng) this province contains Huang Xai and Bokeo Nature Reserve.
Sainyabuli
Bordering Thailand this is another area less travelled to.

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

By plane

The region is served internationally by Luang Prabang airport which has scheduled flights from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi and Siem Reap and domestically from Vientiane in Central Laos.

Visa-on-arrival is available at Luang Prabang airport and the price is variable based upon your nationality. You need a passport picture to obtain a visa. If you don't have one, they'll scan your picture from your passport and charge you an additional $1.

By road

Highway 13 connects the region via Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng and Vientiane in Central Laos

Get around

Buses from the northern bus station travel in Vientiane travel along the Mekong River to Sanakhan (the Lao town opposite Thailand's Chiang Khan), then through the mountains to Pak Lai. More details at http://farsidetravel.net/2010/12/26/the-journey-is-the-destination-third-in-a-naga-saga/ From Pak Lai, buses travel south to the Thai border crossing at Kaen Teo and north to Sainyabuli, where buses leave for other northern destinations, including the old royal city of Luang Prabang.

See

Itineraries

Do

Eat

Drink

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