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Coco Home Bar & Restaurant

Run by new owners Sebastien and Chok, this leafy riverside oasis has a great menu, with dishes like papaya salad, mango sticky rice, mok phaa (steamed fish in banana leaves) and duck in orange sauce. It's arguably t…
Viewpoint in Nong Khiaw

Pha Daeng Peak Viewpoint

Reached by a testing though thoroughly doable 1½-hour walk (with a decent path) up Pha Daeng mountain, directly above the town, this viewpoint offers an unforgettable panorama. Drink up the sunset view (but bring a …
Indian in Nong Khiaw

Deen

A superbly friendly Indian eatery with wood-fired naan bread, freshly made tandoori dishes, zesty curries and a homely atmosphere, Deen is deservedly packed every night.
Viewpoint in Nong Khiaw

Sleeping Woman Viewpoint

This recently opened viewpoint rivals that of Pha Daeng Peak Viewpoint for its widescreen drama of surging karsts and mountains, with the boats on the river far below like floating blue crayons. It's an hour's climb…
Bar in Nong Khiaw

Hive Bar

Recently moved to a new location 1km outside of town (heading towards Pak Mong), Hive Bar is run by a friendly Lao, has a downstairs disco and karaoke for those inclined, plus a chilled terrace to sink a beer and wa…
Cave in Nong Khiaw

Tham Pha Thok

Around 2km east along Rte 1C, Tham Pha Thok is a series of caves in a limestone cliff where villagers and Pathet Lao eluded bombing during the Second Indochina War. The first cave is around 30m high and accessed by …
International in Nong Khiaw

Delilah's Place

With Bach floating across the wood floors and a herd of African elephants thundering silently towards you on the mural, Delilah's satisfies your comfort cravings with amazing homemade key lime pies, apple crumbles a…
Bar in Nong Khiaw

Q Bar

Chilled Q sits on the main road with an ox-blood, rattan interior, a little roof terrace, good tunes and a friendly owner. Cocktails are 35,000K to 40,000K, with a two-for-one happy hour from 5pm to 7pm. If hungry, …
Laotian in Nong Khiaw

Vongmany Restaurant

This large, open rattan-and-wood restaurant serves very tasty locally sourced Lao food – the láhp here will put a bounce in your taste buds, while the buffalo steak is delicious, and the steamed fish and river shrim…
International in Nong Khiaw

CT Restaurant & Bakery

At the end of the bridge, this place has the best view in town. CT has a Western-friendly menu of pasta, pancakes, breakfasts, sandwiches and tasty staple Lao dishes. It also offers takeaway sandwiches for trekking.