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Basic information about Houaphan
Houaphanh province (Laotian: ແຂວງ ຫົວພັນ [kʰwɛ̌ːŋ hwǎː pʰán]) is a province of eastern Laos. As of 2004 it had a population of 322,220 people. Its capital lies at Sam Neua. Houaphanh Province covers an area of 16,500 square kilometres (6,400 sq mi). The province is bordered by Vietnam to the north, east and southeast, Xiangkhouang Province to the south and southwest, and Luang Prabang Province to the west. The terrain is rugged, with dense mountainous forest forming much of the province, particularly on the western side. The main road running through the province is Route 6. The principal rivers are the Song Ma, which flows from and into Vietnam, passing the village of Ban Muang-Et, and the Nam Sam, which the towns of Sam Neua and Sam Tai lie on. The province is the home to the Viengxay caves, an extensive network of caves used by the Pathet Lao, and the Hintang Archaeological Park, one of the most important pre-historic sites in northern Laos, dotted with standing megaliths.Houaphanh is one of the poorest areas of Laos, but has dramatic scenery and fine textile traditions.
Cities, towns & villages in Houaphan
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Muang XonMuang Xon is a small river town in Houaphanh Province, northeastern Laos. It is located to the south by river from Ban Xay, and lies to the southeast of Vieng Kham, and to the north of Vieng Thong. Phou Soy mountain (2257m) lies to the southwest. Along with Ban Sop Hao, Muang Xon is said to be one of the finest producers of textiles. Show Muang Xonon the map
Ban KènphaBan Kenpha is a village in Houaphanh Province, northeastern Laos. It is located to the northeast of Vieng Kham, not far from Muang Xon. Show Ban Kènphaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Houaphan
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HouaphanHouaphanh province (Laotian: ແຂວງ ຫົວພັນ [kʰwɛ̌ːŋ hwǎː pʰán]) is a province of eastern Laos. As of 2004 it had a population of 322,220 people. Its capital lies at Sam Neua. Houaphanh Province covers an area of 16,500 square kilometres (6,400 sq mi). The province is bordered by Vietnam to the north, east and southeast, Xiangkhouang Province to the south and southwest, and Luang Prabang Province to the west. The terrain is rugged, with dense mountainous forest forming much of the province, particularly on the western side. The main road running through the province is Route 6. The principal rivers are the Song Ma, which flows from and into Vietnam, passing the village of Ban Muang-Et, and the Nam Sam, which the towns of Sam Neua and Sam Tai lie on.Show on map
Muang ViangthongViengthong is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos. It is the gatway for the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NPA), which is home to a number of endangered species including tiger. The park headquarters are located in the town.Show on map
Muang ViangxaiViengxay is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos. It is home to the Viengxay caves, the Nam Et National Biodiversity Conservation Area, and Phou Pha Thi mountain, site of the Secret War Battle of Lima Site 85 (LS-85) 11 March 1968.Show on map
Xam NeuaXam Neua (ຊຳເໜືອ [sám nɨ̌ə]) is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos.The capital lies at Xam Neua town.Show on map
Muang Xam-TaiSamtay or Xamtay is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos.Show on map
Muang HouamuangHouameuang is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos.Show on map
Muang XiengkhorXiengkho is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos.Show on map
SopbaoSop Bao is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos.Show on map
Muang EtEt is a district (muang) of Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos.Show on map