province is the smallest province in the country and
borders Thailand and Myanmar. This is the Lao side of
the 'Golden Triangle'. The province has 34 ethnic groups,
the second most ethnically diverse province in Laos. The photo shows a group of Akha (Ikaw
or Kaw) people from the Golden Triangle area taken in
Xai is the border town with Thailand, the city is busy and
in the center of Huay Xay is
Chomkao Manilat temple.
The view from the the temple hill over Houy Xay city,the
Mekong river and surrounding mountains is a definite
reward for making it up the many steps.
most lucrative occupation in Bokeo is gold panning and
digging for precious stones, which visitors can see at Ban
Namkhok (the Lu Village), 6 km from the town and at Ban
Houi Sala (the Hmong Village), around 18 km from Huay Xai.
80 km to the North-west of Houeixay. Visitors can see the
beautiful panorama of the border areas of Laos, Myanmar
is a new National Tourism Authority Bokeo province and
French private investment venture. This ecotourism
project, in the Nam Kan pretected area will be a major
international attraction for visitors and will provice one
of the longest, most interesting forest canopy walks in
the world. There are ten walkways planned along with
bungalows and an information centre.