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NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAS IN LAOS

PHOU XANG HAE

Location: Savanakhet Province.

Area: 1,060 sq. km

Ecotourism activities available: trekking

Key species: Douc and Francois’s langur, elephants, tigers and other big cats, bears and the bar-bellied pitta.

Habitat: forest types include evergreen, mixed deciduous, dry dipterocarp. The Phou Xang Hae range is dominated by a steep sandstone escarpment, while slopes to the south and the west rise more gently to the plateau. Sandstone outcrops occurhroughout the NPA and can be quite extensive.

Access: Phou Xang Hae is accessible from National Route 9.