Pakbeng is a small but amazing village in the Oudomxay province of Laos, which is one of the highlights in your discovery of Northern Laos. At this idyllic place, you can see the traditional lives of local hill tribes including H'mong, Lue, Khamou, and others; and be inspired by how peaceful and simple they are. Many people of Pakbeng are fishermen. Ideally, you can spend a day or 2 here to learn about the unique local culture and feel the spirit of the Mekong River. There could be a morning devoted to the discovery of the Mekong Elephant Camp when you cross the Mekong River to attend a show of elephant bathing. Afternoons are time for a relaxed pause to enjoy a magnificent view of the Mekong from your private balconies of a local eco-lodge.