Clear-water rivers cutting through labyrinthine limestone mountains, sparse karst forests with hidden cave passages to remote villages, and minority communities still strongly observing traditional customs mark the outstanding beauty of the area.
Nearly one quarter of the province’s land comprises ‘National Protected Areas’: Phou Hin Boun, Nakai-Nam Theun, and Hin Namno. All three parks are unique with diverse, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. Their remote and extensive forests are famous for being home to some of the rarest larger mammals in the world.
Close collaboration with local villagers as full partners at all levels not only retains their ownership in tourism destinations but also brings them substantial financial benefits in return for conserving nature.