Meuang Houn


Meung Houn Overview
Total area: 2,778 square kilometers.
No. of Village: 94
Population: 66,890; female:33,580
No. of Family: 10,850
Ethnic Group: Lao, Khmu, Lue, Hmong, Yang
Language used: Lao, English, Chinese and Other
Access: Public transportation

Hoon District is the second leading district of the province, is about 92 Kilometers from Xay town. It covers an area of 2,778 square kilometers, mountainous area covers 80 % and lowland is 20 %. There are 94 villages and was divided into 13 cluster villages. The total number of household is 10,850 and the total population is 66,890 – female 33,580. The average district density is 21 persons per 1 kilometer. Tribes consist of Lao, Lue, Khummu, Hmong and Thaidam.

Hoon District is on the way to Pakbeng and what you can do there is to visit the amazing Tadtalae waterfall, Tadnamhaeng waterfall, and the sacred forest as well as candle trees. The most interesting site is Tadtalae waterfall, is a very famous place for local people there for relaxing and having picnic, especially on weekends after have been working hard for a week and want to refresh themselves by these water. To the waterfall is only 45 Kilometers from Hoon town and the road is not yet paved. You will also pass through some different minority villages on the way to the waterfall.

Nice restaurants and guesthouses are also available there. In addition, you can have something to eat and try directly at the market because there are different types of Lao traditional cooked foods there.

Activities you can do in Hoon District  
- Walk to Nakhong temple for your lucky journey.
- Visit Tadtalae waterfall. Considered as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Oudomxay Province.
- Take a short walk to a Khmu minority village nearby Meuang Houn  to explore the real life of Khmu people.

- Walk around the town to see what local people deal with their lives.- Take a drive and ride (Car & motorcycle) to Nam Haeng and Na Ngern waterfall to experience the real nature and explore the surrounding Khmu villages . 
Talae waterfall
Talae is an amazing waterfall, located in Ban, is about 45 km far from Hoon town. The waterfall is situated in the district protected area. When you reach the waterfall you will also get fresh atmosphere under the pristine forest. The length of the waterfall is about 600 meters and consists of 7 different levels. The best time to visit the waterfall is during June to February.  A famous picnic place for the local people there.
Nam Haeng waterfall
Nam Haeng is an extremely beautiful waterfall in Ban Katangya Village, Meuang Hoon District. (24 Km from Meung Hoon to the waterfall). There, lots of natural plants and species can be found and seen. Every where is green and you can also swim in the pure waterfall there. It’s a famous picnic place for local people, especially on weekends. It’s said that people love to refresh themselves on weekends after 5 days working.
The candle tree
The candle tree forest is situated in Ban Chom Laeng Village about 23 Km from Houn town. The  tree shape is just like candle, it's tall with no branches until the top. All the trees are grown naturally in one area with no elsewhere. The only one place in Oudomxay maybe even in Laos. It’s recognized as the amazing candle tree of Meuang Houn.
Vang cave
Vang cave is situated in Ban Naxiengdee from Meung Houn about 29 km. Tham Vang is a very beautiful Cave with different cave formations like stalactites and stalagmites. Some of them are just like buddha statues and animal shapes. It used to be a shelter for people to save their lives to survive during the war. It’s now a famous domestic tourist attraction in Houn District. The number of people visiting the cave is getting higher
How to get to Hoon district
Public transportation-    
Bus to Meuang Houn - 3 buses per day start at  12:00, 15:00 and 17:00-    
Where to stay in Meuang Houn

No
Name
Address
No fo Room
Contact Number
1
Chittayom Guesthouse
Phonesavanh Village,  Houn District, Oudomxay
15
020 55575360
2
Seephae Guesthouse
Nafang Village,  Houn District, Oudomxay
5
020 55557462
3
Vanhnavong Guesthouse
Nakhong Village,  Houn District, Oudomxay
7
020 99738881
4
Khanthong Guesthouse
Nafanng Village, Houn District, Oudomxay
4
020 96751239
5
Thongsouksysouphanh Guesthouse
Nakhong Village,HounDistrict, Oudomxay

6
020 55557330
6
Vhanh phaxay Guesthouse
Nafanng Village, Houn District, Oudomxay
10
020 98286370
7
Hongkham Guesthouse
Nakhong Village,HounDistrict, Oudomxay

9
020 55365779
8
Thankeo Guesthouse
Nakong village, HounDistrict Oudomxay
8
02055199883






Where to Eat in Houn District
No
Name
Address
Contact Number
1
Xomview Restaurant
Nahome Village,Houn District,Oudomxay
020 55050322
2
Thangkhong Restaurant
BouamLao Village,Houn District,Oudomxay
020 55175434
3
Pasack Restaurant
SibounheuangVillage,Houn District,Oudomxay
020 550448004
4
Saynamkham Restaurant
NakhongVillage,Houn District,Oudomxay
020 97722874
5
Dokfangdeng Restaurant
SibounheuangVillage,Houn District,Oudomxay
030 99280035
6
Lao-Chinafriendship Restaurant
Na ngernVillage,Houn District,Oudomxay
030 9288261
7
Phanpa  Restaurant
NamounVillage,Houn District,Oudomxay
0309200269
8
Tamsang Restaurant
Nafang Village,  Houn District, Oudomxay
020 54701230
 

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