Pak Beng Laos Travel Guide A Vagabond Life
Pak Beng Laos Travel Guide
Pak Beng is a small village that lies half-way between Houay Xai and Luang Prabang, perched high on the banks of the Mekong river. Pak beng has developed over time as the overnight stop off point for all slow boats travelling between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang and has a number of guesthouses and restaurants catering to travellers. It`s also the eastern end of Road two, originating in Udom Xai on the Laos – Chinese border, at the time of writing this border was not open to third country nationals.
The town does have 24 hour electricity, although power outages are common so pack a torch. There is a solar powered ATM installed in the village.
Things To See & Do In Pak Beng Laos
Restaurant: “My Wife My Is A Good Cook – I don’t remember the actual name of the restaurant but we ate here both times we visited Pak Beng and had a fabulous meal. Try the homemade spring rolls and the buffalo curry.
Market: A small market sits at the top of the road and is fine for a bit of a wander around.
Food & Drink: There are a few shops / stalls selling food one can buy to take on the ferry for the onward journey
Information on travelling on a slow boat here
Map Pak Beng Laos
Pak Beng Laos