Not far away from the town centre is The Oudomxay Museum, a French colonial building converted into a simple museum that features exhibits about Lao culture and life.
Oudomxay’s high regard for its ethnic tribes and villages is evident in the museum’s first floor — the entire floor aims to inform visitors about the hidden villages through a display of costumes, household materials, and well-preserved artifacts. The second floor has a display of communist figures, important war artifacts, and photographs depicting the life of Lao children, peasants, and workers. Perched on top of Phou Sebey mountain, Oudomxay Museum is a perfect spot to enjoy sunrise and sunsets, and observe people in the town centre.
Oudomxay Museum is located at Muang Xay, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open daily from 8:30 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
A fee of LAK 10,000 (USD 1.2) is charged to those entering the museum.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Oudomxay via Lao Airlines.
- From the airport, hire a tuk-tuk to take you to Oudomxay Museum.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend at least an hour inside the museum.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Oudomxay Museum isn’t very popular among the tourists who visit Muang Xay, so you can visit anytime you want. However, the sunset view in the museum is one that should not be missed.
Meals and drinks can be ordered from nearby restaurants such as Souphaillins Restaurant, Siso Bakery, Muang Neua Restaurant, and from main road stalls which sell different kinds of barbecue.
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- Mekong Elephant Park
- Nam Kad Waterfalls
Nearby hotels such as Villa Keo Seum Sack, Lithavixiay Guesthouse, Phanmixay Guesthouse, Dokboadeng Guesthouse, and Vilavong G. H. offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 4.2 to USD 12 a night.