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Huay Xai Travel Guide

Huay Xai is the capital of Bokeo, which is a province in Laos. It is also known as Houay Xai or Houeo Sai and is located on the banks of the Mekong River. This is also part of the border with Thailand.

The fact is that most visitors to Laos treat Huay Xai as a stopover to other destinations. This is quite unfortunate since there is a lot to experience in this small town in terms of local life in Laos and it’s worth it to try some local beer, relax on the banks of Mekong or simply interact with fellow tourists here.

Huay Xai Attractions

If you are visiting Huay Xai for the first time here is a list of places you may want to visit to make your trip worthwhile:

Ban Khao Pun

A lot of villagers work in the production of rice vermicelli, also known as ‘kanom jeen’ as a means of earning their living. Locals eat a dish made with this kanom jeen mixed with phla raa, which is fermented fish sauce. This recipe, when made in Ban Khao Pun, is exported to Chiang Kong, across the border in Thailand. Other than fish sauce, one can try the kanom jeen dish with various types of sauces.

Ban Tom Lao

Ban Tom Lao is a village in Laos which is known for its rice fields and various forms of alcohol that are prepared on it by the villagers. The name of this village roughly translates as ‘brew comes’ which is appropriate since locals prepare a genre of hooch which is legal in Lao, but not permitted for consumption in most other countries. The alcohol level of the various drinks is not always regular, since it depends on the fermentation period. On average, it is at 40%.

Ban Yong Hin

Ban Yong Hin is a form of mobile home structure made of wood. Wooden stakes are placed on a stone to create this house. The Thai Lue people are known to build these kinds of structures and although they are known to be mobile homes, the reason for using stone as the base is to prevent destructive termite and moisture erosion in the wood.

Fort Carnot

This French-style structure is used by Lao troops. The fort is located on top of a hill, which can be seen clearly from the other side of the Mekong River. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed inside the premises.

 Jom Khao Manilat Temple

The Jom Khao Manilat Temple is designed in the Shan style and was made wholly of teak, way back in 1880. The vibrant colours resemble religious sites and structures of Jakarta making it a must-visit for visitors. Way back in 1548, the Chaing Kong prince of that time contributed a stele-house to the temple, which still stands here. One can take in the views of the town of Huay Xai and overlook the Mekong River from the top of this temple. It is located walking distance from the ferry pier and is the perfect site to watch the sun set.



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