National Park in Phongsali Province

Phu Den Din NPA

This vast area of partly unexplored, relatively pristine forest is layered across inaccessible mountains that climax at almost 2000m near the Vietnamese border. At present the only legal way to get a glimpse of its …
Viewpoint in Phongsali

Phu Fa

For great views across town climb to the stupa-topped peak of Phu Fa (1625m); it's a punishing, tree-shaded climb of more than 400 stone steps. A 4000K toll is payable on the last section of the ascent. An alternati…
Bridge in Muang Khua

Suspension Bridge

For soaring mountain and river views head to this suspension bridge leading to the Khamu quarter. You'll need a head for heights and a good sense of balance on this safe but eminently wobbly construction.
Museum in Phongsali

Museum of Tribes

This museum gives you a chance to deepen your understanding of the ethnic peoples of Phongsali Province. It contains a wealth of cultural information on animism and customs, with photos and historical background, as…
Notable Building in Phongsali

Yunnanese Shophouses

These atmospheric one-storey wooden houses make you feel, as you peer into their Chinese-decorated interiors, that you are no longer in Laos but already in nearby China (and somewhere from early in the last century)…
Temple in Phongsali

Chinese Temple

This Chinese temple, with its red roofs animated with myriad green and blue dragons, commands a pretty view over a nearby pond crowded with old Yunnan houses.
Buddhist Temple in Muang Khua


This peaceful temple is worth a visit given the limited sightseeing options in town.
Buddhist Temple in Phongsali

Wat Keo

This modest Buddhist temple is more memorable for its petang-playing monks than its architecture.