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VIENTIANE PROVINCE

Vientiane Province  is a province of Central Laos, located in the northwest of the country. The province borders Luang Prabang Province to the north, Xiangkhuang Province to the northeast, Bolikhamxai Province to the east, Vientiane Prefecture and Thailand to the south, and Xaignabouli Province to the west.
Muang Phon Hong town is the provincial capital, another big town is Vang Vieng. Several kilometres to the south of Vang Vieng is one of Laos's largest lakes, Nam Ngum. Much of this area, particularly the forests of the southern part, are under the Phou Khao Khouay National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area.
 
 
 
Area: 15,927 sq.km
 
Population: 388,833 inhabitants
 
Rivers:  The principal rivers flowing through the province are the Nam Song River,  Nam Ngum River and the Nam Lik River.
 
Administrative organization: 10 districts
 
Climate: Vientiane province features a tropical wet and dry climate with a distinct monsoon season and a dry season. Vientiane’s dry season spans from November through March. April marks the onset of the monsoon which in Vientiane lasts about seven months. Vientiane tends to be hot and humid throughout the year, though temperatures in the city tend to be somewhat cooler during the dry season than the wet season.
 
 
Sights of interest
 
Vang Vieng, situated 152 kilometers from Vientiane on Route 13, is a small village set against a backdrop of limestone mountains. Vangvieng is an ideal place to break the long journey from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Bamboo cabins and guesthouse are both available for those seeking overnight accommodation.
 
Many mysterious places can be visited including Patang, Patho Nokham, Tha Chang Cave and the Namxong River. Tourists can stroll along the riverbanks and explore the network of caves. Some of the caves are outlets for underground streams and are ideal places to cool off with a swim. On route to Vangvieng you can see impressive landscapes and should take the opportunity to get acquainted with local people.
 
 
Vang Vieng 
 
 
Other natural sites
 
     + Nam Ngum Lake, located in Keo-Oudom District, Vientiane Province, is the biggest lake of Laos. There are opportunities for boating and picnics on the islands scattered in the reserve. Moreover, visitors can pay a visit to Ban Thalad village located in the district, or enjoy sporting activities at the facilities found at the resort at Thalad village.
 
Nam Ngum Lake
 
     + The Khoun Lang Nature Park is ideally situated along the new road from Kasi to Luang Prabang and Sayabouly, via Nan District. Walk along a jungle path and explore the depths of Khoun Lang Cave, surrounded  by a nature park of 1,080ha. The park is predominantly limestone mountain clad with dense forest protecting the source of the Houay San stream. In the nature park, The Houay San stream and its branches flow over steep rock shelves, resulting in numerous waterfalls. On the right-hand stream (Houay Saphai), there are two notable waterfalls known as Tad Houay Saphai 1 & 2. A larger multi-tiered waterfall can be seen up the Houay San stream. Villagers have constructed paths to make easier trekking and caves visits.
 
Khuon Lang Cave
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