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Oudomxay Province, Laos
Welcome to Oudomxay the Heart of Northern Laos
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Nam Kat Forest

Forests characterize the picture of Oudomxay province. Giant trees are breathtaking, but the forests are more - a whole cosmos of life. If silently walking through the forest reptiles like saurian and snakes are found easily. These shy animals are threatened in more populated and industrialized areas but are still very numerous in natural forests as here in Northern Laos. Besides a high variety of vertebrates the pristine forests harbor an infinite number of insects of which butterflies are among the most colorful. A patient explorer will easily find all kinds of beetles, ants and millipedes crawling on the forest ground.

The forests of Northern Laos are also home to a huge amount of different plants. Very particular trees are found with characteristic buttress roots. This characteristic roots anchor the trees in the rainforests on the thin and poor humus layer where roots can’t go deep. Furthermore, they help gather nutrients and minerals from the ground.

The local guides will be very happy to introduce a variety of non timber forest products (NTFP) characteristically collected by the local population. Besides bamboo, rattan and other plants for construction wild fruits and vegetable are very important to add to the daily diet. A much appreciated wild fruit is the sweet berry of Melastoma saigonensis.

At the end of the dry season the delicate pink flowers can be found. The fruits are preferably eaten fresh. Among the most popular wild vegetables are the big varieties of ferns. These are either eaten boiled or cooked with meat, and are often sold as sour fermented vegetable on the markets.

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