Bolikhamxay in Laos

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Bolikhamxay in Laos
Bolikhamxay in Laos

Located in the south of Vientiane – Laos, Bolikhamxay is a center for ecotourism activities. With beautiful waterfalls, travellers also can relax, swim, trek or camp in here.

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Overview

Tad Xay Waterfall in Bolikhamxay Province
Tad Xay Waterfall in Bolikhamxay Province

Bolikhamxay Province in the middle of Laos actually has borders with international neighbours, Vietnam to the east and Thailand to the west. Its capital is Paksan and within the Province there is the country’s largest Dam, Nam Theun 2 which is a major source of electricity. The Annamite Mountain Range go east to Vietnam while the iconic Mekong River flows through in the west.

The Nakai–Nam TheunNational Biodiversity Conservation Area within Bolikhamxay and the neighbouring Khammouane Province is one of the largest protected area in the Country. Its highest peak is at 1,500 metres while a tributary of the Mekong, Nam Kading, is the main river.

Things to do and see

Wat Phonsanh temple
Wat Phonsanh temple
  • In terms of scenery there is the karst limestone mountains and three waterfalls; the Tad Leuk, Tad Xay and Tad Xang.
  • The mixed semi-tropical forests, one of the largest such areas in Indochina, has wonderful fauna including the extremely rare tiger, black and sun bear, gaur, clouded leopard, gibbon and Asian elephant in the Khao Khouay  National Park.
  • The wetlands of Nam Kading host plenty of migratory birds as well as plenty of residents such as bulbuls and hornbills.

There are some landmarks, notably Wat Phabath and Wat Phonsanh temples.