Phan province is situated in the northeast of Laos and was
the base of the Lao People's Revolutionary Army
activities. There are over 100 caves in the Vieng Xai
district of Houa Phanh many of which were used as hideouts
and bunkers during the Indochina war.
flies daily to the capital Xam Neua from Vientiane - for
flight information, please
for Lao Aviation's flight schedule.
famous caves in the area are:
Souphanouvong: formerly known as Tham Phapount. In 1964,
Prince Souphanouvong set up his residence in this cave.
Tham Than Kaysone: formerly known as Tham Yonesong, was
established for the residence of Mr. Kaysone Phomvihane.
Tham Than Khamtay: was the residence of Mr. Khamtay
Siphandone, consisting of many area, such as a meeting
room, reception room and research room.
attractions include Keo Nong Vay Temple located in Xam
in Xam Tay district are located about 154 km away from Xam
Neua the waters reach a temperature of around 40 degrees
Celcius. Xam Tay waterfall is located Xam Tay district.
and Nasala villages, well known for their weaving
activities, located in Xieng Kor district on the road No:
6 to Xieng Khouang province 125 km away from Xam Neua.