Phonsavan

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    Top Descriptions

    Most people who’ve been to will have heard of the , but fewer will have heard of . With numerous historical sites scattered in its vicinity, Phonsavan is the premier tourist town of Xiangkhouan Province. The town is a prime spot from which to and explore jar sites , , and , or even the ancient provincial capital of . While there are certainly some draws in the region for tourists and travellers alike, the long bus journeys from or keeps the falang numbers down – and the town’s lack of tourist infrastructure reflects this. While you may have been initially drawn to Phonsavan for the archaeological sites around the town, it is more in the aftermath of the secret war that the town leaves its mark. If you talk to the locals, visit the museums, and venture out into the partially MAG-cleared countryside, you will no doubt feel it too. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Consider across two days. You could visit and one day and with on the other. If you were really pushed, you could even do this in one long day.
    If you’re looking for a chilled and friendly place to stay, try . Kong has the only dormitory in town.
    For authentic Indian food, head to . For Italian, is an expensive treat ;).
     
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    The Location

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:ໂພນສະຫວັນ
      Also known as:Hills of Paradise
       
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      Environment type:hill, forest, meadow pine
      Location type:rural, town, village
       
      Religion type:Buddhism

      What can we see or do there?

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Laotian Kip (LAK)
      Average daily budget:LAK224,000

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:5 nights
      High season:November to March
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        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Lao
        Timezone:UTC+07:00
        Country calling code:856

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:19.44846, 103.1908
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          The Directions

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          The Directions

          It’s possible to take a bus to or from or in about 7 hours.
           
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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:11
          Travel time to attractions:25 minutes
          Travel time to next location:7 hours
           
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          Altitude:1,100m

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlLAK16,000
            Beer (national)500mlLAK9,000
            Fizzy drink1 litreLAK7,500
            Fruit juice1 litreLAK15,000
            Gin (multinational)1 litre
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            Gin (national)1 litre
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            Milk1 litre
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            Oil1 litreLAK13,500
            Rum (multinational)1 litre
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            Rum (national)1 litre
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            Vodka (multinational)1 litre
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            Vodka (national)1 litreLAK35,000
            Water1 litreLAK3,500
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreLAK360,000
            Whisky (national)1 litreLAK37,000
            Wine1 bottleLAK160,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100gLAK20,000
            Apples1kg
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            Bananas1kgLAK10,000
            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 barLAK8,000
            Chocolate (national)1 barLAK4,000
            Coconut milk1 canLAK5,500
            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozenLAK10,000
            Garlic1kg
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            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jar
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            Ice cream1 unitLAK7,000
            Jam1 jarLAK11,000
            Onions1kg
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            Oranges1kg
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            Pasta1kgLAK36,000
            Peanut butter1 jarLAK36,000
            Peanuts100gLAK12,000
            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100g
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            Rice1kg
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            Sandwich1 unitLAK10,000
            Tomatoes1kg
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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            Conditioner1 bottleLAK26,000
            Condoms1 pack
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            Deodorant1 canLAK22,000
            Floss1 pack
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            Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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            Laundry soap1 bar
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            Razors1 packLAK14,000
            Sanitary towels1 packLAK4,000
            Shampoo1 bottleLAK24,000
            Soap1 barLAK4,000
            Tampons1 box
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            Toilet roll1 unitLAK2,000
            Toothpaste1 tubeLAK4,000
            Washing powder1 boxLAK14,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 pack
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            Chapstick1 unitLAK14,000
            Contact lens solution1 bottleLAK20,000
            Headache tablets1 pack
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            Ibuprofen1 pack
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            Mosquito repellent1 bottleLAK25,000
            Nail clippers1 set
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            Plasters1 pack
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            Sun cream1 bottle
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            Sunglasses1 pairLAK40,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-pack
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            Chilli powder100g
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            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packLAK16,000
            Cigarettes (national)20-packLAK5,000
            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litreLAK8,600
            Internet1 hour
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            Lighter1 unitLAK3,000
            Matches1 packLAK500
            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Travel plug1 unit
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            Turmeric100g
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            Stock1 pack
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            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Banana splitLAK16,000
              Biryani (meat)LAK40,000
              Biryani (vegetarian)LAK30,000
              BologneseLAK54,000
              Breakfast (continental)LAK26,000
              Breakfast (cooked)LAK35,000
              BrownieLAK35,000
              BruschettaLAK35,000
              BurgerLAK37,000
              Burger (cheese)LAK42,500
              CarbonaraLAK70,000
              CerealLAK20,000
              Cheese boardLAK150,000
              Chocolate mousseLAK30,000
              Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)LAK18,000
              Curry (Southeast Asia – meat)LAK30,000
              Curry (Southeast Asia – vegetarian)LAK18,000
              Cutlet (beef/chicken)LAK12,000
              Eggs (how you like)LAK8,000
              Fish and chipsLAK35,000
              Fish fingersLAK20,000
              French friesLAK18,000
              Fried (chicken)LAK50,000
              Fried (fish)LAK50,000
              Fried rice (meat)LAK21,000
              Fried rice (vegetable)LAK19,000
              Garlic breadLAK18,500
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Ice cream (scoop)LAK13,000
              KebabLAK28,000
              LaapLAK30,000
              NaanLAK8,000
              Noodle soup (vegetable)LAK15,000
              Noodles (meat)LAK20,000
              Noodles (vegetable)LAK15,000
              NutsLAK20,000
              OmeletteLAK16,000
              PaellaLAK300,000
              PapadumLAK10,000
              Pasta (meat)LAK20,000
              Pasta (vegetable)LAK20,000
              PhởLAK15,000
              Pilau rice (vegetable)LAK20,000
              Pizza (loaded)LAK61,500
              Pizza (simple)LAK45,000
              PorridgeLAK12,000
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              RaitaLAK15,000
              Rice (steamed)LAK5,000
              Rice (sticky)LAK5,000
              SaladLAK22,500
              Salad (meat)LAK31,750
              Samosas (meat)LAK15,000
              Samosas (vegetable)LAK12,000
              Sandwich (basic)LAK11,000
              Sandwich (loaded)LAK18,500
              ShrimpLAK22,000
              Skewers (meat)LAK35,000
              Soup (meat)LAK22,667
              Soup (vegetarian)LAK16,500
              Spring rollsLAK24,000
              SteakLAK92,667
              Stir fry (meat)LAK40,000
              Stir fry (vegetable)LAK25,000
              Sweet and sour (meat)LAK40,000
              Sweet and sour (vegetarian)LAK20,000
              TiramisuLAK48,000
              Tom YumLAK22,000
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Alcoholic mixed drinkLAK23,000
              Bailey’s (shot)LAK19,000
              Beer (multinational)LAK15,000
              Beer (national)LAK11,250
              CappuccinoLAK16,500
              ChaiLAK7,000
              CocktailLAK45,000
              CoffeeLAK8,250
              Fruit juice (fresh)LAK15,000
              Ginger teaLAK7,000
              Hot chocolateLAK9,667
              Iced coffeeLAK12,000
              Iced teaLAK9,500
              LassiLAK10,000
              MartiniLAK35,000
              Milk (soy)LAK5,000
              MilkshakeLAK14,500
              MochaLAK19,000
              Rum (shot)LAK45,000
              Soft drinkLAK6,750
              TeaLAK7,500
              Tea (herbal)LAK7,500
              Tequila (shot)LAK31,500
              Tonic waterLAK9,000
              Water (2L)LAK10,333
              Whisky (shot)LAK16,500
              Wine (bottle)LAK165,000
              Wine (glass)LAK30,000

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