Central Laos shares borders with Thailand and Vietnam, as well as with Northern and Southern Laos. From north to south: Hua PhanBordering Vietnam, this region contains former Pathet Lao caves near Vieng Xai.
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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.
Vang Vieng is a riverside town in Central Laos. Once little more than a bus stop on the long haul between Vientiane at the Thai …
Savannakhet and more officially mentioned as "Kaysone Phomvihane", is the capital of Savannakhet Province in Southern Laos.
In Central Laos
Phonsavan is the capital of Xieng Khouang Province in Central Laos. It is known primarily as the gateway to the Plain of Jars.
Pakse is a city in the Champasak province of Southern Laos. It's one of the biggest cities in Laos and a major transportation hub for southern Laos.
Tha Khek is the main town in Khammouane Province, in Central Laos. From the north: buses from Vientiane leave the Southern Bus station there every 1-2 hours in the morning, the journey takes around 7 hours, 60,000 kip standard or 80,000 kip for a very colourful VIP bus.
The Plain of Jars is in Central Laos. Information about staying in the Plain of Jars can be found on the page about Phonsavan.
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.
Vieng Xai is a city in Hua Phan Province, Laos. Vieng Xai is a district and town in Hua Phan Province.
Tad Xay and Pha Xay is in Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area of Laos. Tad Xay and Pha Xay are considered to be the most beautiful waterfalls of Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area.
Sam Neua is a city in Hua Phan Province, Laos. The Hua Phan region, bordering Vietnam, is one of the remotest areas of Laos.
Paksan is in Bolikhamsai Province, in Central Laos. It is not a particular appealing town but has become a busy place due to the ever increasing traffic on Hwy 13.
Tham Nong Pafa Cave is a cave in Khammouan Province, Central Laos.