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Sayabouly (ໄຊຍະບູລີ) is a city in Northern Laos.


  • Tourism information center - is located near the center 5 minuets from the bridge over nam houng.

(As to june 2011 is closed)


Town map

The Traffic roundabout is located on the main Number 4 road (north - south) from there you can easly find all you need -if you go to the north - just after the gas station is SantiPhab Guest house, after that is the market, and in the end you waill get to thana Bus station. soute is the internt, and if you keep going you will find the south bus station 1-2 Km west is the Monument and a few resturnts. and east will bring you to the town "center" public buildings, Atm, and the bridge on Nam houng.

  • Town map - There are free town maps in most of the Guest Houses.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

Highway 4 connects Sayabouly to Luang Prabang in the north and goes south till the Thai border (Nam heung) via Pak Lay.

Sealed road, good condition all the way.

There are two bus stations - North (Thana Bus station) and south . each a little bit out of town (5-8 Km), which serve different the directions. Tickets can be bought at the bus station, or when boarding the bus (if there's space). Just plan to arrive at the bus station between 30-45 minutes before your departure, and you should have plenty of time to make your purchases before you bus leaves.

Luang Prabang - several busses a day. One departs from luang Prabang at 9:00 , and costs 60,000 kip. About three hours.

Loei - daily bus from Thailand, leaves Loei at 08:00. Lao visa can be bought at the border.

The bus will drop you at the north bus station. from there you can take a tuktuk, walk , or just hitch hike to the "center" of town.

Get around[edit]

Traffic roundabout

See[edit][add listing]

Sayabouly Monument
  • Monument, (Go west from the Traffic roundabout (1.5 Km))).  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Elephant festival. Takes place in February. every year in another District. at 2010 was in Hongsa , at 2011 in Pak Lay.  edit

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  • ATM- A Bcel ATM is located at the center (near the post office ).

the morning market is Located at the north on the main road (#4 ) and has the standard stuff like most Markets in Lao - From fresh food, to Chinese Junk.

Eat[edit][add listing]

At evening , there are a few places near the bridge that sell local food - Sticky rice, Ping Kai, and all the ordinary stuff.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • SantiPhab Guest House, (Go North from the Traffic roundabout- located just after the Gas station.), 020 5018881 ,020 2895028 ,074 211184. Has Big and very cleen rooms, with a small Tv.The Attached Bathroom has hot water. Coffie and Bananas are free. Located Between the market and the main circle. (Last Update - July 2011) 60,000 - 80,000 Kip(fan or aircon ).  edit
  • HongKham Guest house, (Go east from the Traffic roundabout and take the right turn just before the ATM), 074 211381 ,02 5995840 ,02 5403071. a quite and small guest house. Located in the "Heart" of the town. Probably the cheapst in town, But still you get a clean room with an attached hot water bathroom. (Last Update - July 2011) 50,000 Kip.  edit
  • Nok Noi Guest House, (Just Near the bridge). A great Location - just near the Bridge. (Last Update - July 2011) 60,000 Kip.  edit


  • SavanHan Hotel.  edit



An internt cafe is located a minute walking south from the Traffic roundabout - The only english sign says - "Computer training" - the owner used to live in the usa and speaks English - 5000 Kip\Hour.

Get out[edit]


Border crossing are in Muang Ngeun and Nam Hueng.

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