Tourist Places to Visit in Sayaboury, Laos, Asia

Tourist Places to Visit in Sayaboury, Laos, Asia

Sayaboury also written as ‘Sainyabuli’ or ‘Xaignabouli’ is the capital city of Sainyabuli Province in Northwest Laos. It is placed between latitude 19°15′ in the north and longitude 101°45′ in the east. Sayaboury Province covers an area of 16,389 sq. km. and is situated about 80 kms from Luang Prabang City.

Sayaboury is home to about 75% of the country’s 560 domesticated elephants and also organizes the annual Elephant Festival held in Hongsa region organized by the Lao National Tourism Authority.


Landmarks in Sayaboury:

  • The Tam Hine Cave
  • Wat Natonoy Temple
  • Tad Chao Waterfall


Geography of Sayaboury:

Sayaboury Province is bordered by Luang Prabang Province and Vientiane Province in the east and Bokeo Province and Oudomxai Province towards north.


Economy of Sayaboury:

Sayaboury has an agriculture based economy and the most of natives are involved in agricultural activities. Maize, oranges, cotton, peanuts, sesame, sugarcane, cucumbers, cabbage and beans are the important crops and vegetables grown in Sayaboury.


Culture and Food in Sayaboury:

Sayaboury houses the population of different tribes like Tai Lue, Khmu, Tai Dam, Htin, Phai, Kri, and Akha and Malabri. The people speak Lao, Vietnamese and Chinese languages. French is also used for administrative and business needs. The dress culture of the natives of Sayaboury is slightly different than other regions of the country.

Most of the natives of Sayaboury are flesh lovers and they highly like the chicken, mutton, pork and fish. There are several hotels of Sayaboury serve tourists with special homemade Food of both vegetarian and non vegetarian.

Look seen,som moo, tam som, tam mak hoong, tam mak guh, tam kow phun and Jaew Padeak are the very much famous dishes in the regions Sayaboury Province. The city hosts branded clothes showrooms and the hotels of Indian, Japanese, Thailand, Chinese, and Vietnam.


How to reach Sayaboury?

Sayaboury is one of the principal cities of Laos located towards Northwest of the country. It has good connectivity with all the major regions of the country including Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The city hosts ‘Sayaboury Airport’ located just away from the city. Other nearby airports to Sayaboury includes Luang Prabang Airport, Wattay Airport and Oudomsay Airport.

Buses are easily accessible at Sayaboury City Bus Stand and other local bus terminals to reach airports and tourist destinations as well.


Places to see in Sayaboury:


Wat Si Bun Huang:

Wat Si Bun Huang is more than 50 years old Buddhist temple situated towards south side of the Sayaboury City.


Wat Si Phan Don:

Wat Si Phan Don is another famous temple in Sayaboury well known for its diamond shaped stupa.


Sayaboury Museum:

Sayaboury Museum is located in the centre of the city and has a great collection of ancient photographs and coins.


Other tourist attractions located near Sayaboury are:

  • Wat Sisavang Vong
  • The Tam Hine Cave
  • Wat Natonoy Temple
  • Tad Chao Waterfall
  • Wat Siphoun Temple
  • Tham Phaway Cave
  • Tad Namphong Waterfall
  • Tham Seng Yeun Cave
  • Tad Itan Waterfall
  • Wat Xieng Ngeun Temple
  • That Mat Stupa


Best time to visit Sayaboury:

Between November and March is the great time to travel Sayaboury.


Where to stay in Sayaboury?

The prominent hotels in and around Sayaboury are as follows:

  • HongKham Guest House
  • Nok Noi Guest House
  • Saylomyen Guest House
  • Meky Guest House
  • Alooncheer Hotel
  • New Sayaboury Hotel
  • Settha Palace Hotel
  • Villa Santi Resort
  • Green Park Boutique Hotel
  • Vangsavath Hotel Luang Prabang
  • New Daraphet Villa
  • La Residence Phou Vao

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