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NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAs IN LAOS

PHOU KHAO KHOUAY

Location: Vientiane Province.

Area: 2,000 sq. km

Ecotourism Activities Available: Elephant observation, trekking, kayaking, village home stay, bird watching.

Key Species: White-cheeked gibbons, elephants and green peafowl.

Habitat: Dry evergreen and mixed deciduous forest. Also large stands of coniferous forest in association with extensive fire-climax grasslands. The Nam Leuk reservoir covers 1,280 hectares at the height of the wet season.

Access: Easy access to the western portion of the protected area 65 km from Vientiane up Route 10 to Ban Napheng at km 54. To get to the eastern portion of the protected area, including Ban Na and Ban Hatkai, take Route 13 south for about 1.5 hours.