Pakbeng

Quick Facts:

  • Location: Northern Laos
  • Province: Bakeo Province
  • Time zone: UTC +7
  • Get in: By boat/by bus

Being located between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, Pakbeng used to grand the Mekong as the only major transport route in the country. Nowadays, Pakbeng has developed as a stop during the night for both shipment and passenger ferryboats.

Being located between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, Pakbeng used to grand the Mekong as the only major transport route in the country. Nowadays, Pakbeng has developed as a stop during the night for both shipment and passenger ferryboats.

Since Pakbeng is a small village, so it has only a few streets that you can effortlessly walk around. The guesthouses are along the main street upwards the bank. With the roads and the rocky bank above the boat landing, it might seem to be alluring to recognize an offer from some people to take the bag for you. Just make sure that if you do so you two have the same opinion on the size of the tip in advance.

The route down the Mekong River is stunning and remains a well-liked route, so Pakbeng is prosperous. Located in a mostly beautiful spot, the name Pak means mouth, and Beng is the name of the river, the town doesn't have a lot to recommend but a number of guesthouses and restaurants have arouse up for backpackers.

If you come here in the early morning, make your own way down to the boats where the street is lined with stalls piles, dodgy pastries and fresh sandwiches. For more authentic experience, ramble around the morning market and take a look at the local trading of the inhabitants.

 

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