Vieng Xai
in Houaphan, Laos

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
20.407 and 104.224 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 20° 24' 24" and E 104° 13' 25"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kip - LAK
Spoken languages:
Lao, French, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 02:37 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Asia/Vientiane
UTC/GMT offset: 7 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:43 am and 6:29 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-16.229 and -73.695 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
La Punta
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Current travel safety evaluation for Laos in South-Eastern Asia

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Laos.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Laos. Last Update: 2022-08-18 07:35:55

Discover Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai in Houaphan is a place in Laos about 3,249 mi (or 5,228 km) east of Jamkhaneh, the country's capital city.

Current time in Vieng Xai is now 02:37 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Asia / Vientiane with an UTC offset of 7 hours. We know of 8 airports near Vieng Xai, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Laos is Sam Neua Airport in a distance of 10 mi (or 16 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Vietnam at a distance of 92 mi (or 149 km).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Viengxay, Xam Nua, Muong Lat, Huameung and Xamtay. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F

Morning Temperature 19°C / 65 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Night Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Chance of rainfall 9%
Air Humidity 78%
Air Pressure 1006 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 16% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Friday, 19th of August 2022

27°C (81 °F)
20°C (69 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Saturday, 20th of August 2022

25°C (77 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Sunday, 21st of August 2022

24°C (76 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Phou Khoun Phieng Fa Restaurant

Published: March 15, 2013
Length: 16:27 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Darly J View of Phou Khoun Restaurant, Route 13 on the way from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, Laos.

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Published: April 04, 2019
Length: 44:23 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: คนบ้านนอก สตูดิโอ

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Published: April 01, 2019
Length: 05:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: คนบ้านนอก สตูดิโอ

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Published: February 19, 2019
Length: 14:52 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Yib Tsab

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Published: July 20, 2019
Length: 33:27 min
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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Viengxay caves

The Viengxay caves in Houaphanh Province of North-Eastern Laos are an extensive network of caves in limestone mountains. Four-hundred eighty of these caves were used by the Pathet Lao during the Second Indochina War to shelter from American bombardment. Up to 23,000 people lived in the caves, which contained a hospital, a school, Pathet Lao offices, bakeries, shops, and even a theatre. The area was home to the Communist army, who were fighting the royalist forces, based in Vientiane.

Located at 20.4, 104.23 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Caves of Laos, Vietnam War, History of Laos, Show caves, Visitor attractions in Laos

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
ViengXay, ViengSai, Viangxai, Vieng Xai