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Houaphanh-The Province of Caves, Laos
Welcome to Houaphanh the Province of Caves, Laos
Houaphanh Info
Houaphanh Travel Information

Getting there (Houaphanh Province, Laos)
Houaphanh Province is located in north-eastern. It can be reached from Vientiane by plane and by bus or private vehicle from Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang and Vietnam.

  • Bus: Vientiane, Phonsavan and Luang Prabang to Xamneua-every day.  Xamneua to Viengxay-every hour. To the Vietnam border (Nam soi)-daily from Xamneua and Viengxay.  To Thanh Hao, Vietnam-on Saturday from Xamneua.
  • Minibus hire: Xamnaen, Phonsavan, Luang Prabang
  • Air: Vientiane to Xamneua-twice a week.  Lao Air, phone:  021-512027.  Vientiane to Phonsavan (Xieng Khouang)-four times a week. Lao Airlines,  phone : 021-212051, www.laoairlines.com
  • Visa: Lao visa arrival service is available at the Nam Sio-Nameo border crossing. Please note that Vietnam does not offer visa on arrival. Visas for Vietnam can be obtained in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet. Visas for Vietnam are not available at the border but can be obtained in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet.

Accommodation, food and Services
Basic to middle range hotels and guesthouses available in Xamneua and simple accommodation is available in all other district towns. Local meals are served at restaurants and market cafes. Drinks food phone cards and other supplies are on sale every day in markets and shops in Xamneua, Viengxay and other district towns. Currency exchange and credit card advances can be arranged (Master Card and Visa) at banks in Xamneua.

Tourist information
Xamneua Tourists Information
The provincial Tourism Department, located in the center of Xamneua, operates a Tourism information canter and advice on transportation options and available tours. They are open from Monday to Friday, 08:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:00. Phone: 064-312567. E-amil: hp-pto@yahoo.com

Viengxay Tourists Information
The Viengxay cave Visitor center in open seven days per week from 08:30-16:00.  Phone: 064-314321, info@visit-viengxay.com; website : www.visit-viengxay.com  Guided tour and bicycle rental service available.

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