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The '''northern region''' of [[Laos]].
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'''Northern Laos''' is a mountainous region of [[Laos]]. It shares borders with [[Thailand]], [[Myanmar]], [[China]] and [[Vietnam]]. The region encompasses the provinces of (from north to south) '''Phongsali''', '''Udomxai''', '''Luang Namtha''', '''Bokeo''' and '''Sainyabuli'''. 
==Regions==
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*[[Luang Prabang Province]]
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*[[Xieng Khuang Province]]
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*[[Hua Phan Province]]
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*[[Oudomxai Province]]
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*[[Luang Nam Tha Province]]
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*[[Phongsali Province]]
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*[[Bokeo Province]]
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*[[Sainybuli Province]]
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
*[[Huay Xai]]
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*[[Luang Prabang]]
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* [[Houay Xai]] - near the Thailand border crossing.
*[[Luang Namtha]]
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* [[Luang Prabang]] - famed cultural town. Ex-capital.
*[[Muang Xay]]
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* [[Luang Namtha]] - capital of Luang Namtha province.
*[[Pakbeng]]  
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* [[Muang Long]]
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* [[Muang Ngeun]]
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* [[Muang Sing]] - in Luang Namtha province.
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* [[Muang Xay]] - in Udomaxi province.
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* [[Pakbeng]] - in Bokeo province.
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* [[Sayabouly]]
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* [[Vieng Phoukha]] - in Luang Namtha province.
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*[[Ban Nalan trail]]
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*[[Bokeo Nature Reserve]]
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* [[Bokeo Nature Reserve]] - in Bokeo province. Famous for 'The Gibbon Experience'.
*[[Muang Ngoi Neua]]
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* [[Muang Ngoi Neua]] - riverside village in Luang Prabang province. Only accessible by boat.
*[[Nong Khiaw]]
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* [[Nong Khiaw]] - riverside village in Luang Prabang province.
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* [[Muang Khua]]
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* [[Pak Lai]]
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* [[Sanakhan]]
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* [[Kaen Teo]]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
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==Talk==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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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. 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==
 
==See==
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===Itineraries===
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* [[Ban Nalan Trail]] - in Luang Namtha province.
  
 
==Do==
 
==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 13:14, 5 December 2012

Northern Laos is a mountainous region of Laos. It shares borders with Thailand, Myanmar, China and Vietnam. The region encompasses the provinces of (from north to south) Phongsali, Udomxai, Luang Namtha, Bokeo and Sainyabuli.

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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. 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.

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Itineraries

Do

Eat

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Get out

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