Nong Khiaw, Laos: A Short Travel Guide
Updated: Jan 7
Nong Khiaw is a small town located in the jagged northern region of Laos, about a 4 hour drive from the city of Luang Prabang. Situated on the banks of the Nam Ou River and surrounded by steep limestone mountains, Nong Khiaw is a haven for nature enthusiasts. In recent years, this destination has gained popularity and is now one of the main spots to visit in Laos. In this travel guide, we share our top things to do in Nong Khiaw as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.
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Best Things To Do In Nong Khiaw
Walk around the town
Visit the morning market (Located near bus station on Road 1 - Open from 6 to 8AM)
Explore the Phathok Caves (Other caves: Phar Noi History Caves and Pha Kuang Cave)
Watch the sunset from the Som Nang Viewpoint
Kayak on the Nam Ou River
Go on an overnight trip to Muang Ngoi Neua
Places To Stay In Nong Khiaw
Nong Khiaw The Float House ($$$): beautiful new bungalows on the water with the best view in the area
Meexok River View ($ - where we stayed): clean spacious room with nice river view. The bed is a bit hard, so not for everyone
Nam ou view villa ($$): quiet and central location in town, with free bikes to explore the area. Rooms and bathrooms are clean.
Places To Eat And Drink In Nong Khiaw
Couleur Cafe Restaurant: French-inspired breakfast place with delicious croissants and pain au chocolat
Deen Indian food: decent Indian food at affordable price
Delilahs: great desserts and lots of movie nights
Home coffee: best coffee in town
Mama Tia's Kitchen: another great breakfast place
N&N restaurant: tasty food - get the steamed fish in banana leaves and the yellow curry with sticky rice
Noi & Ni restaurant: yummy smoothies
Q BAR & Restaurant: come for the happy hour cocktails
Toon Poh Restaurant: affordable and delicious food - try the peanut and coconut tofu curry
Vongmany Guest House Restaurant: good place to watch the sunset from
Watering Hole Bar: another great sunset bar right on the water
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