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About the Region

About the Region

Located: Central Laos, East of Vientiane Province
Total area: 15,977 square kilometers.
Population: 269,525 (2013)
Districts: Pakxan, Thaphabath, Pakkading, Bolikhan, Viengthong, Khamkeuth and Xaichamphone.
Capital of the province: Pakxan.

Bolikhamxay Province covers around 15,000 sq km in central Laos, and is bordered by Vientiane Province to the west, Xieng Khouang to the north, and Khammouane to the south. The Mekong River Valley and Thailand make up the western boundary, while the Annamite Mountain Range separates Bolikhamxay from Vietnam in the province’s east. Pakxan, the provincial capital, sits across the Mekong from northeast Bueng Kan, Thailand. Bolikhamxay’s 190,000 inhabitants mostly engage in farming, in a province rich in culture and natural resources, with three National Protected Areas (NPA): Phou Khao Khouay, Nam Kading, and a part of Theun-Nakai.

Bolikhamxay was established in 1967 during the Lao revolution period as a separated province from Vientiane and Khammouane. On 12 October 1968, it was first announced as a province combined with 4 districts: Bolikhan, Khamkeut, Veingthong and a part of Hinboun. On 6 March 1984, the province was officially established it was divided into six districts – Pakxan, Khamkeut, Thaphabath, Pak Kading, Bolikhan, and Viengthong – with Xaichamphone District founded in 2009 from parts of Khamkeut and Viengthong.


Steep, mountainous topography characterizes the province’s north and Phou Khao Khouay NPA –this was caused by the uplifting and exposure of the underlying sedimentary complex (Indosinias schist-clay-sandstone). Layered sandstone appears as linear outcrops and large boulders along steep slopes, as well as shelves and water-carved blocks in river canyons. There are also extensive flat uplands of exposed sandstone with little or no soil.


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Hotels & restaurants

Xokbounma Hotel, Tel: +856-54-790995.
Many Xokxay Hotel, Tel: +856-20-55552333.
Paksane Hotel, Tel: +856-20-91333444.
Vilaisack Hotel, Tel: +856-54-212215.
Xaysavang Hotel, Tel: +856-54-791333.
Seng Houng Heung Hotel, Tel: +856-20-22803399.
Phonethip Hotel, Tel: +856-20-22338973.
Phouthavong Hotel, Tel: +856-54-341186.
Souliya Hotel, Tel: +856-20-55203237.
Viengthong Hotel, Tel: +856-54-341111.
Xaithong Hotel, Tel: +856-20-77790733.
Xaiyo Hotel, Tel: +856-54-341074.

Bounxou Restaurant, Tel: +856-54-680046.
Onlyone Restaurant, Tel: +856-20-22335246.
Saikhong Restaurant, Tel: +856-20-22102555.
Thongsalom Restaurant, Tel: +856-20-55953063.
Khoukhanna Restaurant, Tel: +856-20-55853952.
Pa phai Entertainment, Tel: +856-20-55753000.
Thepphachan Entertainment, Tel: +856-54-212303.
Xaep E Lee Restaurant, Tel: +856-20-55652213.