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Ban Houayxay

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Country  Laos
Elevation  398 m (1,306 ft)
Local time  Wednesday 9:20 PM
Admin. division  Bokeo Province
Climate  Aw
Population  17,687 (2010)
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Weather  23°C, Wind NE at 8 km/h, 59% Humidity
Points of interest  Gibbon Experience Office, New Challenge Discovery, Wat Chomkao Manilat

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Ban Houayxay (Lao: ຫ້ວຍຊາຍ), also (Ban) Huoeisay, (Ban) Houei Sai or (Ban) Huay Xai and (IATA: HOE), is the capital of the Lao province of Bokèo, on the border with Thailand.


Map of Huay Xai, Laos

The town lies on the Mekong River opposite Chiang Khong in Thailand. The Fourth Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge at Ban Houayxay, which opened in December 2013 and replaced ferry service across the river, is now the northernmost border crossing between the two countries. Asian Highway 3, which runs through Ban Houayxay, extends north to Yunnan Province of China and south to Chiang Rai Province of Thailand.

Houayxay has a domestic airport with regular flights to Vientiane (capital of Laos) and Luang Prabang (depending on the season). Probably the most popular means of transport are boats (speed and slow boats, freighters, luxury cruisers for tourists and others) running down the Mekong to Pakbeng, Luang Prabang and other destinations.

Fort Carnot, an ancient French fort in ruins, is situated on a hill overlooking the town and the Mekong river.


Ban Houayxay Wikipedia

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