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Vieng Phoukha

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Vieng Phoukha

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Vieng Phouka is a town in Northern Laos.


Vieng Phoukha is a mountainous district located in the south of Luang Nam Tha Province on Road 3 about 60 km from Luang NamTha town. It has a total land area of 1866 square Kilometers, bording NamTha, Nalae and Long district as well as Bokeo Province. With population of 18000 people ( in 2005 )

Vieng Phoukha is the the main town between NamTha and Huay Xai in Bokeo, So if you are entering or exiting Laos you will pass this town.

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By Bus

  • a bus from Luang Nam Tha 3 times a day from the locel bus station , 20,000 Kip 1.5-2 hours
  • a bus from Huay Xai

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Vieng Phoukha offers some of the most spectacular trekking in Luang Nam Tha Province but there aren't many tourists in the town (most of the time there isn't anyone), so if you are coming to trek don't rely on other people, chances are that you will be the only westerner in town.

tour agencies:

  • Vieng Phoukha ecoguide Service- located on Rte 3 in the villlage center ( you can't miss it )
  • Tourism information and trekking guide service center – located 300 m' from rte 3

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  • Nang Sone – a nice restaurant in the south exit of town (near Thong Mesai G.H). Has english menu, food is Nice, prices 10,000–30,000 for a dish.
  • Welcome Home – little restaurant just before the bridge at the left side. Has nice view at the Chook River. Open 4:30PM–10:30, prices are reguler (10,000–30,000)
  • bus stop restaurant, right at the bus stop (on route 3). good fried noodles. lots of dishes and english menu. nice and friendly staff.  edit

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All the guest Houses are simple thatched-Bamboo Or wooden affairs, some have attached toilet and some have outside.

There are four guest houses In the south part of town (3 after the bridge) and one (Bo Kung) 300 m from town (200 m from the tourism office)

  • Thong Mexai – simple but nice Bamboo bungalows, over looking the river, bath is in the river, and toilet depends on the rate. 20,000 outside toilet, 30,000 privet toilet. Nice famely runs the place, and has food
  • Phet Mongkun – simple wood rooms, after the bridge in the right side, rooms start at 30,000.
  • Sai Nam Chook – before the bridge on the right side, is in construction (october 2010)
  • Bo Kung – located 600 m' south/west from rte 3 , (200 m' from tourism office), makes this G.H the most quiet. Simple bamboo rooms rates start at 30,000.


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