Laos is a sleeping country, but the tourists worldwide do not forget its charming hidden beauty. In fact, the keywords “Laos tourist destination” has been searched regularly per month. If you’re about to visit Laos and not quite sure which spot to visit, please let us draw your attention to a beautiful rustic small town on the Ou River bank of Laos: Nong Khiaw. The little town is the ideal shelter for everybody to protect themselves from the bustle and hustle of life. Right in this quiet town, the visitors can peacefully ponder over their life concerns and see the light of calmness afterwards. In compared to Muang Ngoi, Nong Khiaw seems to be more convenient with 24-hour electricity, plenty of charm, adequate accommodations, and connection to the road networks for you all to go see the surrounding regions.
What Should the Tourists See and Do in Nong Khiaw?
It’s agreed that Nong Khiaw has the simple layout for an easy walking tour. Just come to rent a bike so that you can discover the idyllic town and its surrounding attractions. As Nong Khiaw seems to fail to hide its valuable beauty, many tour operators have recognized it and attempted to show it to the world. That’s why the quiet town receives the huge influx of tourists recently. People come for the hike trips, river tours, village homestay, or bamboo raft workshop.
The most outstanding site in Nong Khiaw should always be Pha Tok Caves. Travelers can reach the caves through the steep concrete steps. As usual, remember to explore the caves with a torch on hand. As an adventurer, you follow the trail of inspiration by passing through various green rice paddies and a tiny jungle in order access the caves. Besides, it’s fun to enjoy a boat ride back to the town from the caves with the local help. Check out the fee before you order the small canoe!
While walking around the village, you get the spectacular views over the Nam Ou river. Pleasing your eyes with the scenic landscape and photographing as much as you can for the later view. That helps to lock in the memory you have in Nong Khiaw and Nam Ou river as well. The primitive nature here is the matchless background indeed. Whether you choose to walk or take a bike to discover the natural views, your discovery is done in peacetime.
From Luang Prabang, travelers can choose to reach Nong Khiaw either by road (3-4 hours) or by boat (6-7 hours) along the Mekong River and the Ou River. Boat trip is more ideal for the opulent guests as it is costly yet much more spectacular. In addition to sightseeing, you can also enjoy some activities like rock climbing, kayaking, trekking, and cycling. What’s more, indulge yourself by going for the herbal steam bath or massage at Sabai Sabai. You will never regret the time and money you spend there. Most of the backpackers are fond of stopping by Nong Khiaw tourist destination before they move to the more isolated region – Muang Ngoi. Otherwise, they can take the local bus to reach Luang Prabang. Whatever your choices, do not miss Nong Khiaw – the ideal shelter for peace-seeking people!