This small rustic town is a staging post, halfway from the Thai border to Luang Prabang, at the end of Route 2 from Udomxai.
H’muong and Tai tribes
Built on a steep slope, overlooking the river, it has a central market in which you often see tribal H’muong and Tai, from the surrounding villages. If you are an early riser, it is recommended that you visit around 6am, to experience it at its best.
There is not a lot to do in the town, however there are some simple restaurants, in which you can sample the authentic northern Lao cuisine. These are on the only road through town, and are nice to sit in and simply people watch.
Suggested itineraries featuring Pakbeng
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Places near Pakbeng
- Luang Prabang 67 miles away
- Luang Namtha 78 miles away
- Muang La 94 miles away
- Nong Khiaw 107 miles away
- Vang Vieng 111 miles away
- The Plain of Jars 133 miles away
- Vientiane 166 miles away
- Nam Et-Phou Louey 169 miles away
- Sam Nuea 194 miles away
- Vieng Xai 205 miles away
- Hin Boun 271 miles away
- Thakhek 297 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Pakbeng
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Luang Say Lodge consists of 20 wooden bungalows linked by walkways, overlooking the Mekong River. These blend tastefully into their natural surroundings and offer spectacular views of the river.