The beautiful, rustic village of Nong Khiaw is an oasis for many travelers -- this seemingly quaint town nestled on the banks of the River Nam Ou offers weary travelers great accommodation, good food, a chance for pampering, and a lot of activities with known adventure-tour operators.
For tourists worn out by travel, Nong Khiaw, with its stunning sights and attractions, is a perfect place to slow down and relax — this sleepy village offers breathtaking, panoramic vistas of limestone crags, luscious green mountains, and the Nam Ou river. While at Nong Khiaw, take a bike and explore, conquer Phadeng Peak, join the trek to 100 Waterfalls, or go for a boat ride to Muang Ngoi village. Staying at Nong Khiaw is also a great excuse to laze around and relax — if you prefer to stay on your bungalow’s porch taking in sights, sipping some drinks while observing the activities at Nam Ou river, that’s pretty acceptable, too!
The village of Nong Khiaw is located on the banks of Nam Ou River near Luang Prabang, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The village can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the village is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang via Lao Airlines or Lao Skyways.
- From Luang Prabang, hire a taxi to proceed to the city centre.
- From the city centre, proceed to either the south or north station and board a bus to Nong Khiaw.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Although you can spend a day at Nong Khiaw, you can see more of the place and enjoy more activities if you allow 2-3 days for your Nong Khiaw trip.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Nong Khiaw is from November to March, the driest months in Laos.
- Bicycle tour of neighbouring villages
- Hike to Phadeng Peak
- Herbal Steam Bath
Nong Khiaw may be a small village but it has a number of restaurants that serve food for any budget. For authentic Lao food and some Western dishes, visit Deen Restaurant, Mackana, Sunset Restaurant, Sabai Sabai, and Sengdao Restaurant.
- Nam Ou River
- Pha Tok Caves
- Pha Huang Cave
Resorts, bungalows, and guest houses are available all over Nong Khiaw. At rates ranging from USD 7 to USD 12, travelers can choose from Bamboo Paradise, Lin Tong Guesthouse, Nam Houn Guesthouse, Sunset Guesthouse, and Mandala Resort.