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Oudomxay

Covering an area of 15,370 square kilometres, Oudomxay is a northwest province of Laos. The province capital is Muang Xai. The cultural life and natures here are still almost untouched which make it perfect place for travelers who want to experience the real Laos. Oudomxay has 12 ethnic minorities, each with their own languages and culture, but is mainly inhabited by Khmu, lowland Laos and Mong. It's one of the easiest accessible Northern province in Laos, with borders China to the north, Phongsali Province to the northeast, Luang Prabang Province to the east and southeast, Xaignabouli Province to the south and southwest, Bokeo Province to the west, and Luang Namtha Province to the northwest. MeKhong, Nam Park, Nam Beng and Nam Kor are the 3 main rivers of this province. The rugged mountainous landscape has peaks up to 1,850 meters covered in varying forest types. Landmarks in Oudomxay includes Muang La, an important Buddhist pilgrimage.  Saymoungkhoune Rattana Stupa located here has a highly revered Buddha image, which is 400 years old. In Ban Chom Ong, 45km northwest of Oudomxay town, you will find Chom Ong Cave, the longest cave in Laos and biggest known cave in Northern Laos.

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