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Central Laos

Central Laos shares borders with Thailand and Vietnam, as well as with Northern and Southern Laos. From north to south: What is now Xaisomboun Province used to be a region during the Vietnam War where the US military recruited Hmong people as support against the North Vietnamese Army.

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. Compared to the hectic, bustling capitals in other Southeast Asian countries, Vientiane's relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it is.

Tha Khek is the main town in Khammouane Province, in Central Laos.

Vang Vieng is a riverside town in Central Laos. Once little more than a bus stop on the long haul between …

Vieng Xai is a city in Hua Phan Province, Laos. Vieng Xai is a district and town in Hua Phan Province.

Savannakhet and more officially mentioned as "Kaysone Phomvihane", is the capital of Savannakhet Province in Southern Laos.

Phonsavan is the capital of Xieng Khouang Province in Central Laos.

Sam Neua is a city in Hua Phan Province, Laos. The Hua Phan region, bordering Vietnam, is one of the remotest areas of Laos.

The Plain of Jars is in Central Laos. Information about staying in the Plain of Jars can be found on the page about Phonsavan.

Tadlo is a village in Laos. From Pakse, get a bus to Salavan and asked to be dropped off at the road for Tadlo.

Ban Nahin, also known as Ban Khoun Kham and Na Hin village is a settlement on Rte 8 in northern Khammouane Province, in Central Laos.

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