Central Laos GuideCentral 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. HotelsFind hotels in Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Savannakhet, Pakse, Phonsavan and more.
Popular in Central LaosVientianeVientiane is the capital of Laos. Compared to the hectic, bustling capitals in other Southeast Asian countries, Vientiane's deliciously relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it is. Vang ViengVang Vieng is a riverside town in Central Laos. Once little more than a bus stop on the long haul between Vientiane at the Thai border and the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, it has managed to become a destination in its own right. SavannakhetSavannakhet and more officially mentioned as 'Kaysone Phomvihane', is the capital of Savannakhet Province in Southern Laos and is located alongside the Mekong River.
In Central LaosPaksePakse is a city in the Champasak province of Southern Laos. It's one of the biggest towns in Laos and a major transportation hub for southern Laos. PhonsavanPhonsavan is the capital of Xieng Khouang province in Central Laos. It is known primarily as the gateway to the Plain of Jars. Tha KhaekThakhek is the main town in Khammouane province, in Central Laos. From the North: Buses from Vientiane leave the Southern Bus station every 1-2 hour in the morning, the journey takes around 7 hours, 60'000 kip standard or 80'000 kip for a very colorful VIP bus. Ban NahinBan Nahin, also known as 'Ban Khoun Kham' and 'Na Hin village' is a village at route 8 in the Northern part of Khammouane province, in Central Laos. Plain of JarsThe Plain of Jars is in Central Laos. The main information about staying in the Plain of Jars can be found on the page about Phonsavan. Phou Khao Khouay National Protected AreaTad 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. Vieng XaiVieng Xai is a city in Hua Phan Province, Laos. Vieng Xai is a district and town in Hua Phan Province. Sam NeuaSam Neua is a city in Hua Phan Province, Laos. The Hua Phan region, bordering Vietnam, is one of the remotest areas of Laos. Tham Nong Pafa CaveTham Nong Pafa Cave is a cave in Khammouan Province, Central Laos.