Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Nong Khiaw

Set on the banks of the Nam Ou River, Nong Khiaw is the gateway to minority culture and the dramatic scenery of Northern Laos

Nong Khiaw Map

“Many journeys through Laos follow the Mekong River, but the Nam Ou River, on which Nong Khiaw is located, is arguably even more spectacular. The scenery here is stunning!”

Tara Engelen, Tour Leader

Nong Khiaw is a small town found on the riverbanks of the mighty Ou River. There are two sides to this town as the river runs straight through the middle, and either side is connected by a long bridge. Surrounding the town are enormous karst rock formations and jungle covered mountains making this an extremely beautiful setting, and also a good place to use as a base for those looking to take a short, or long jungle trek.

Recommended Accommodation in Nong Khiaw

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Nong Khiaw.

Experiences in Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Nong Khiaw

The Climate Guide for Nong Khiaw is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 25 28 31 32 32 32 31 31 31 29 27 25
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 13 14 17 20 23 24 23 23 22 21 17 14
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 5 6 6 7 6 5 4 5 5 6 5 5
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort Low Moderate High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High High Moderate Low
Days with some Rainfall 6 5 7 12 17 19 22 24 17 11 6 4
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 21 24 38 110 174 266 282 329 192 116 47 18
UV Index (Maximum) 8 10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 7