Meuang Xay Town


Meung Xay Overview
Total area: 2,587 square kilometers.
Villages:  96
Population: 76,334; women: 37,690
Families: 13,230 
Ethnic Group: Lao, Tai dam, Hmong, Khammu, Hor, PhouNoy, Leu,
Language in use: Lao, Lnglish, Chinese and Other
Access by land: 2 bus Station
      Welcome to Meuang Xay town (also known as Oudomxay) the capital of the multi-ethnic Province of Oudomxay situated in the Nam Kor basin and surrounded by scenic mountains.
The town is formed by small villages at an important point of intersection in Northern Laos. The proximity to China, Vietnam and the multiethnic influence make the dynamic center of Meuang Xay unique from other towns in the region.
However, every corner of the town is full of unique Lao life style and there are many interesting things for you to discover.


Reasons to stay longer in Meuang Xay town

· Enjoy the sunset at Phuu Thad Stupa, a place where you can see the whole view of Xay town.

· Visit the handicraft shop and see how the products are made

  • Make a town tour and see the “secret” life and the multiethnic markets
  • Discover the Nam Kat Waterfall with different tourist activities there.
· Visit the Waterfall ‘Lak 11’

· Enjoy the different restaurants and accommodations

· Spoil yourself with a sauna and massage

· Take a trip to Meuang La town and experience life along the river

  • Discover Chom Ong Cave as well as visiting several Khumu villages on the way to the cave. 
Do it yourself Activities


Where to stay in Meuang Xay
No
Name
Address
No of Room
Contact Number
1
Phetmany Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
14
020 98686666
2
Vilavong Guesthouse
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
11
081 212503
3
Vixien Guesthouse
Pasak Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
20
030 9286669
4
Thipchalearnhoungheuang Guesthouse1
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
10
030 5702418
5
Thipchalearnhoungheuang Guesthouse2
Nongmangda Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
17
020 55202099
6
Phanmixay Guesthouse1
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
12
020 55424333
7
Phanmixay Guesthouse2
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
13
020 22233800
8
Anousone Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
9
020 55750829
9
Sengaly Guesthouse
Nongmangda Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
24
081 211222
10
Dokbuakhao Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
10
020 56062169
11
Sivilay Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
10
020 55780089
12
Oudomphet Guesthouse
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
13
081 312236
13
Xingye Guesthouse
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
5
020 22370456
14
AnliewAnna Guesthouse
Donexay Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
11
030 9231686
15
Sailomyen Guesthouse2
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
34
030 5130529
16
Namneung Guesthouse
Donekeo Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
20
020 58987779
17
Nongleng Guesthouse
Vanghai Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
15
020 22833232
18
Dokbuadeng Guesthouse
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
9
02055481983
19
Tarlee Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
7
020 55181515
20
Khamkor Guesthouse
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
6
020 55540504
21
Oudomxay Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
13
081 312250
22
Vivanh Guesthouse
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
5
081 212219
23
Ximxim Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
15
020 55580056
24
Donekhoun Guesthouse
Jeng Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
10
030 51783833
25
Phimdavanh Guesthouse
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
15
020
26
Sysomphone Guesthouse
Nalao Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
7
020 55880999

  
Meuang xay town Restaurants
No
Name
Address
Contact Number
1
Kunya Restaurant
Navannoy Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
030 9280013
2
Souphailin Restaurant
Vanghai Village, XayDistrict, Oudomxay
020 56062474
3
Xindad sanoukphon Restaurant
NalaoVillage,XayDistrict,OudomXay
020 22372799
4
Veodao Restaurant
NalaoVillage,XayDistrict,OudomXay
020 55182135
5
Meuangneua Restaurant
ChengVillage,XayDistrict,OudomXay
02055673783
6
Sakhone Restaurant
NalaoVillage,XayDistrict,OudomXay
02055050322
7
Banlao Restaurant
NalaoVillage,XayDistrict,OudomXay
020 55365271
8
Suanpakham Restaurant
DonekeoVillage,XayDistrict,OudomXay
030 9626004
9
Xindadsingphavanh
HomesoukVillage,XayDistrict,OudomXay
020 59795979
         
 

        Oudomxay town offers a variety of activities that you can do on your own. Please follow the suggestions we give and you will be surprised of many details.
Most of the activities we suggest can be done on foot. Only for a few you will have to take a tuk-tuk to reach the suggested place
Phu That Stupa
             Phuthat Stupa (full name Xaym- oungkhoun Latanamingmeuang Stupa) is the most prominent Vat Phuthat in Oudo- m xay, located on the top of the hill in the center of Meuang Xay town. The stupa was built for all Buddhist followers to celebrate religious festivals and other ceremonies. It is presumed that the stupa was originally built by Thai Leu tribe during the 14th century when the former King Phachao Xaysetha Thirath was still on his throne. Every full moon day the religious celebration is held at the stupa. The stupa’s height is 18 meters from the bottom to the top. The dimension of the stupa is 18 m x 18 m. It’s recognized as the symbol  of  Oudomxay Province. Visiting the stupa means you reach Oudomxay.
Sauna and Massage
            Traditionally the steam bath is used to alleviate pain. The steam bath personal is experienced in using traditional herbs which are good for your health. The sauna uses many different herbs in the steam bath and serves herbal tea. All herbs are grown and collected locally. Unlike in Western saunas we do not shower between and after the steam. This gives the herbs a chance to soak into your skin. 
Oudomxay museum
               Oudomxay Museum is located on top of Phou Sebey in Ban Cheang of Oudomxay town. The name of the mountain comes from the French army camp that was situated there. The French army called the mountain “C.B.” - the French pronunciation of this abbreviation further on transferred into today’s Lao name “Sebey”.
Vat Ban Cheng Temple
             The Tree of Life, also known as Manycost Tree, grows in the mythical forest of Hinmapan. The legend of this tree is the following: The tree had lived enormously long (already 4.479 year old). It was a special tree because its fruit was very big (about 260cm in diameter). However, non of the animals could eat the fruit. Finally when the fruit fell down, it was so heavy that it caused an earthquake. It caused so much damage that the Naga, the people and all leaving beings were very afraid. So they consulted about a possible solution…  the full story can be read in the DiY-flyer
Waterfall at km 11

            This waterfall "lak sibed" is near the road (50m) to Luang Prabang 11 km from Muang Xay town situated in a provincial protected area. It is a popular excursion and picnic place for Lao people on weekends and holidays. You can visit the waterfall by using the local transportation service (Tuk-Tuk) or rent a bike to go there.
Handicraft productivity marketing center
             The Productivity Marketing Center (PMC) of Oudomxay, supported by UNIDO is a center for promoting local village entrepreneurship and value-added goods. These goods can be seen and purchased in the center. The range of goods comprises specialties such as sesame oils, essential oils from Houn and La district of Oudomxay Province, Posa- Bamboo- & Banana paper products, Embroidery from Kheuapiad and cotton, and broom grass products.

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