Nong Kiau Laos


Nong Kiau(Nong Kiau or Nong Kiew) is a beautiful rustic little town on the bank of the Ou River in Laos. It is squeezed in between some of the most fantastic limestone mountains north of Vang Vieng.

Nong Kiau Laos

Nong Kiau Laos

Nong Kiau Laos

Nong Kiau Laos

Nong Kiau is a quaint, pretty-as-a-picture village located on the shores of the Nam Ou River in north-eastern Laos, and gently squeezed at the base of the country’s most stupendous canyon, the Nam Ou river gorge. As far as aesthetics are concerned, there are very few places places in the entire country which could hope to compete with its startling setting. Offering but a smattering of guesthouses and eateries, Nong Kiau is the epitome center for R&R in northern Laos and a place that was set to become one of its most popular. The recent construction of a dam down river means that boat trips here from popular Luang Prabang are no longer possible, yet as road conditions continue to improve, crowds will no doubt start heading back relatively soon. But not just yet. Head here now and you’ll still find an authentic and utterly arresting town, set among some of the most distinctive

Many travellers pass through on the way up river to the even more isolated Muang Ngoi, but Nong Khiaw has a plenty of charm, a decent range of accommodation, plus conveniences such as 24 hour electricity and a connection to the road network for those interested in exploring the surrounding area.

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