Sam Neua & Vieng Xai February 1st 2009 Polly:
After a few days in the beautiful, but slightly expensive city of Luang Prubang, we decided to venture out east. Our destination was the town of Sam Neua (known locally as Xam Neua), close to the Vietnam border, allowing easy access to the nearby town of Vieng Xai.
Before we left the UK, we were perusing one of our many copies of 'Wanderlust' magazine, and had both been fascinated when ... read more
Asia » Laos » East » Vieng Xai Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more