Home to the most significant national monument in Laos: That Luang (Great Stupa), which is the symbol of Lao and an icon of Buddhism in Laos.
Xieng Khouang and the enigmatic Plain of Jars make up one of the most important sites for studying the late prehistory of mainland Southeast Asia.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site dotted with charming French Colonial architecture and a host of natural and historical sites.
The town of Muang La is home to the important Saymoung Rattana Stupa which houses a 400-year-old Buddha image.
A wealth of sustainable tourism experiences will entice visitors including jungle treks, kayaking, cooking classes, village visits and homestays.
Home to the Bokeo Nature Reserve, a protected forest area created to preserve the black crested gibbon, Elephants, bears and tigers.
Farthest north in Laos is Phongsaly, which shares borders with Yunnan (China) and Dien Bien (Vietnam). Most of Phongsaly Province lies at a high altitude.