Province is best known for the Bolaven Plateau, which also
extends into Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces.
The Bolaven Plateau is covered in the Champassak section
- to find out about the Bolaven Plateau. The plateau is
best accessed from Pakse, in Champassak province.
province is rugged,wild and very scenic, but
transportation is very difficult, especially by land in
the rainy season.
town of Samakhi Xai (Attapeu) is situated in a large
picturesque valley. The population of the province is
more Lao Loum than the neighbouring provinces.
of the Ho Chi Minh Trail can be explored from Attapeu,
although using a local guide is essential.