Tourist Information in Phonsavan

Xieng Khuang Tourist Office

Impractically located in the middle of nowhere (on the road to the airport), this otherwise helpful office has English-speaking staff, a small exhibit and souvenirs recycled from war junk. Find free maps for Phonsav…
Tourist Information in Vieng Thong

Nam Et/Phou Louey National Park Office

The Nam Et/Phou Louey National Park office (in the Vieng Thong Visitors' Center, at the northwestern edge of Vieng Thong) organises award-winning Nam Nern Night Safaris to find the park's wildlife; you're taken by b…
Tourist Information in Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai Cave Tourist Office

Around 1km south of the market, the cave office organises all cave visits, rents bicycles and has maps and a useful information board. There's even a display case full of old Lenin busts and assorted socialist icono…
Tourist Information in Sam Neua

Provincial Tourist Office

An excellent tourist office with English-speaking staff eager to help. They have moved location to a bigger building, but still offer a helpful maps and the latest bus timetables.
Exchange in Sam Neua

Foreign Exchange

Changing money is generally quickest through one of the fabric stalls in the main market: they exchange Vietnamese dong and are open at weekends.
Post in Sam Neua

Post Office

In a large building just north of the Suan Keo Lak Meung Monument. A telephone office at its rear offers international calls.
Bank in Sam Neua

Lao Development Bank

On the main road 400m north of the bus station on the left; exchanges cash and has a 24-hour ATM.
Bank in Phonsavan


Located next to Xieng Khouang Hotel. Has a 24-hour ATM and offers currency exchange.
Bank in Sam Neua


Has an ATM dispensing kip, plus it can exchange most major currencies.
Bank in Sam Neua

Agricultural Promotion Bank

Exchanges Thai baht and US dollars at fair rates.