"Just passin through.." Khoueng Oudomxai by steevie_wanders

Khoueng Oudomxai Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 59 photos

Monking around

Oudom Xai is a great crossroads town. You will pass through it if you're heading to the north or notheast of laos. I had to wait a night here and was lucky enough to visit the hill top temple one evening, where 100 novice monks were being ordained. A big party with lots of crazy fireworks (mostly going off at ground level), singing, praying, incence and a carnival atmosphere. People were playing games, including 'pop the ballon with a dart', and monks were telling fortunes with sticks for money?!

Fireworks

It's always Safety first in Laos. At least this one wasn't aimed at me :)

balloon hunting

The poular game of pop the balloon - just try and miss the temple please.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The crossroads to Northern and eastern laos
  • Cons:There are no cons, except on the road gangs
  • In a nutshell:More than just a bus station, it has a temple and a sauna
  • Last visit to Khoueng Oudomxai: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 8, 2006
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