Nong Xeum

During the weekend, most city folks in Laos heads out to the country side for some foods and relaxation.  There are two very popular resorts within 25 km radius of the city center.  One of the oldest establishment is locate in Gang Pa Yarng surrounded with rice field.  The popular destination for most city folks is Nong Xeum.  This place is huge, I was told that they have something like 80+ individual private huts along the shore of Nong Xeum.  We got there late and took awhile before one of the private hut became available.

man made pond..

good place to be... escaping the heat in the city

In all the ponds are full of these fishes.. I hope they didn't net these fishes and grill it for customers.. hahahha

my buddy daughter was having fun feeding those fishes.

you will find people gambling at almost every huts... lao people just love to gamble hahahha

i thought is kind of funny that they post this sign up... people will just gamble it away

as you can see here.. hut after hut... people are gathering in circles.. hahahha the hut right next to us, there are two groups of young ladies gambling and drinking beerlao among friends.. gotto love this 🙂

this particular hut probably have the best view of the lake..

sunset at nong xeum.. what a day:-)

I would go back to this place again on the next trip back to Laos.  The foods was good and bathrooms was clean.  Next time I’ll blog about the other place in Gang Pa Yarng.  After I got back to the U.S., I found out from my cousin that the owner of Nong Xeum is a friend’s brother.  Whom moved back to Laos few years ago to start a business and looks like he hit a jackpot.


6 thoughts on “Nong Xeum

    1. seeharhed Post author

      Jeffrey – Thanks!! So, how many more days before you’ll be in Laos?

      This place is just off Highway 10, as you’re heading north toward Vung Vieng. I think you and your family will love it there.

  1. Nye

    seeharhed, my relative didn’t take me to any place like this, only to the real hut in the rice paddy. 😦

    I could hang out here all day, but I wonder if the gamblers make a lot of noise. I wouldn’t like that very much, I do like my peace and quiet.

    1. seeharhed Post author

      Nye – Actually, I didn’t go with my relatives either. I went there with bunch of local friends. We had about total of 20 people in one big hut.

      Believe it or not, you really don’t hear people from other huts at all. All the huts comes with the bamboo shades for privacy. It is nice place to relax and enjoy your company.


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