Sights and Acitivites
Posted Date: 7/9/20139:05 AM
The Museum of Tribes
Admission US$0.20 – Open: 8 – 11.30am & 1.30 – 4.30pm – Mon-Fri)
displays locally curated exhibits on the Phongsali Province’s diverse cultures.
If you wander through the town’s back- streets and alleys you’ll find some interesting old Phu Noi (similar to Tibetan) and Chinese brick-and-wood architecture.
The hike to the top of Phou Fa is glorious, if punishing, but the 400-odd stone steps are mercifully interrupted by shady rest areas. Towards the top is a grassy plateau with picnic tables and a carer’s residence – you need to pay him US$0.30/0.50/1 per person/ camera/video camera to climb the remaining steps to the summit. The dramatic views from the top show the town dissipating into a hazy, hilly film.
Trekking is a highlight in Laos northernmost province, and the intrepid will be rewarded with some of the least affected landscape and villages in Indochina.