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Attapeu is one of the most southern of the four southern provinces of Lao PDR. Its territory covers 10,320 square kilometers. It shares borders with Sekong in the North, Champasak in the West, Vietnam in the East and Cambodia in the South. It's comprised of 5 districs namely: Sanexai, Sanamxai, Phouvong, Saysetha, and finally Samakhixai which is the provincial capital. Its population about 140.000 people (Its population census in 2015), It is composed of eleven major tribes including Lao, Oy,Nhaheun, Harak, Brao,Cheng,Triang,Yrou,Yea,Sadang, Ta-oy.  Attapeu has a rich history dating back to the Lanexang kingdom in the 16 century,as evidenced by the ancient stupa that Saysetthathirath,which local people believe to house the remains of King Saysetthathirath. In more recent history, the province became known as the "Land of Heroism" for its strong role in the revolution. There is evidence of the war remaining today. mostly concentrated in the eastern part of the province along the Hochiminh trail. Attapeu abounds in nature it is in a large picturesque valley surrounded by the mountains and well -known for the Bolaven Plateau The area offers off-the-beaten track travel to many natural and cultural attractions including unique treks to waterfalls, national protected areas and ethnic villages. Attapeu is the base of Bolaven Plateau is located in the Champasack Province and easily accessed from Pakse. Attapeu is where one can find many minority peoples. Attapeu Province is rugged, wild and very scenic. Although using a local guide is essential. In the early morning you can visit the traditional market, where many different minorities go to buy and sell their products.


Activities for Visit Laos Year 2018

  • January 2018
  • 01/01/2018 
- Boun Phabath Phonesan Stupa, Borlikhamxay Province 
  • 01/01/2018 
- City Pillar Festival of Ethnic Groups, Xekong Province
  • 01-02/01/2018
- Khmu New Year, Oudomxay Province
  • 12-15/01/2018
- Khmu New Year, Xay District,Oudomxay Province
  • 22-26/01/2018
- TRAVEX and Lao Night at ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018,Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 24-28/1/2018
- Lao ICT Expo 2018, Vientiane Capital
  • 25-31/01/2018 
- Boun Pha That Sikhottabong Stupa Festival,Khammouane Province
  • 25-31/1/2018
- Pay Respect Footprints of Bhuddha Ban Nadoo,Lakhonepheng District, Salavanh Province
  • 27-29/1/2018 
- Kapok Flowers Festival,Bokeo Province
  • 29-31/01/2018
- Boun Vat Phou Festival,Champasak Province
  • February 2018
  • 8-10/02/2018
- Mekongtique Market Fair, Mekong Restaurant Km 4
  • 16-22/02/2018 
- Elephant Festival, Sayabouly Province
  • 14/2/2018
- Flower Festival at Tad Hoi Khon,Chomphet District,Luang Prabang Province
  • 14/2/218
- Bicycle Caravan, Savannakhet Province
  • 14-16/02/2018
- Thai New Year Festival, Meuang Na Mor, Oudomxay Province
  • 15-17/02/2018
- Ka Tang Minority Group Festival,Toumlan District,Salavanh Province
  • 25-28/02/2018
- Boat Racing Festival,Ban Tedsaban, Toumlan District,Salavanh Province
  • 26/02-01/03/2018
 - Big Chicken Grill Festival,100 years, Khongxedon District,Salavanh Province
  • 02/2018
- 8 Ethnic Groups Festival,Viengphoukha District, Luangnamtha Province

  • 02/2018
- Tai Neua Ethnic Festival,Sing District, Luang Namtha Province
  • 02/2018
- Yuan,Tai Daeng and Tai Dam Ethnic Festival,Sing District,Luang Nam Tha Province
  • March 2018
  • 04/03/2018
- Vientiane International Half Marathon,Vientiane Capital
  •  07-11/03/2018
- Cocktail at ITB Berlin 2018 
  • 08/03/2018
- Traditional Boat Racing Festival,Ban Paknga,Phonxay District, Luang Prabang Province
  • 15/03/2018
- Pottery Expo 2018,Ban Chan Neua,Chomphet District,Luang Prabang Province
  • 15-18/3/2018
- SMT 2018,Paris,France
  • 15-20/03/2018 
- 17 Ethnic Group Festival,Luang Namtha Province
  • 17/03/2018
- Luang Prabang Folk Song Competition,Luang Prabang District,Luang Prabang Province
  • 21-23/03/2018 
- Coffee Flowers Festival,Ban Dong, Lao Ngarm District,Salavanh Province 
  • 25-31/03/2018
- Rya Festival of Pa Ko Ethnic,Samouay District,Salavanh Province
  • 26/03/2018
- 35 th Year of Bokeo Anniversary,Bokeo Province
  • 29-31/3/2018
- Kadaoteuk Pagoda Festival,Kongsedon District,Salavanh Province
  • 03/2018
- ASEAN-Japan Centre Fam Trip
  • 03/2018
- The 1 st Vientiane Lifestyle Expo 2018, Vientiane Capital
  • April 2018
  •  2-8/4/2018
- Hor Tai Pi Dok Festival,Salavanh Province
  • 10-10/4/2018
- Boat Racing Festival at Kaengkou-Pakset,Vapi District,Salavanh Province
  • 12-15/4/2018
Pha Chao Singkham Bhuddha Celebration,Meuangla,Oudomxay Province
  • 13-16/4/2018
- Boun Pi Mai Lao or Lao New Year (Laos-Thai Relationship),Bokeo Province
  • 15/4/2018
- Official Celebration of Visit Laos Year 2018 in Luang Prabang, Lao New Year Celebration
  • 23-26/4/2018 
- Boat Racing Festival,Meuang Ngar,Oudomxay Province
  • 04/2018
- Rocket Festival, Sing District,Luang Namtha Province
  • May 2018
  • 12-13/5/2018
- Motocross Racing,Vientiane Capital
  • 15-17/5/2018
- Keo Lak Muaong (Crystal Pillar) and Leaders Caves Festival,Huaphanh Province
  • 27-29/5/2018
- Rocket Festival,Ban Simoungkhoun and Ban Sibounheuang,Nan District,Luang Prabang Province
  • 5/2018
 - Fam Trip for International and Domestic Media
  • 5/2018
- 1 ASEAN Cycling Club,Vientiane Capital
  • June 2018
  • 9-10/6/2018
- Motocross Racing,Vientiane Capital
  • 06/2018
- Top Thai Brand 2018,Vientiane Capital
  • July 2018
  • 07/2017
- Lao-Viet Product Expo 2018,Vientiane Capital
  • 7/2018
- Caravan to Central Part and Southern Part
  • 7/2018
- Luang Prabang Simply Beautiful,Luang Prabang Province
  • 7/2018
- Blogger Meet up and Exchange visit to reflect Luang Prabang Simply beautiful,Luang Prabang Province
  • August 2018
  • 8/2018
- Caravan to Central Part and Southern Part
  • 8/2018
- Fam Trip for Tour Operators
  • September 2018
  • 4-6/9/2018
- Boat Racing Festival,Meuang Pakbeng,Oudomxay Province
  • 6-8/9/2018 
- Lao Night at ITE Ho Chi Minh,Vietnam
  • 8-10/9/2018
- Boat Racing Festival, Luang prabang Province
  • 23-24/9/2018
- Boat Racing Festival,Salavanh Province
  • 27/9/2018
- World Tourism Day Celebration(Mini-Marathon,Tourism Seminar,Photo Competition)
  • 27/9/2018
- Seminar on Sustainable Tourism Development with Public and Private Sector,Luang Prabang Province
  • October 2018
  • 4-6/10/2018 
- Boat Racing Festival, Meuang Houn, Oudomxay Province
  •  24/10/2018
- Boun Ork Pansa (End of Buddhist Lent and Boat Racing Festival) Ban Simoungkhoun and Ban Sibounheuang,Nan District,Luang Prabang Province
  • 24-25/10/2018 
- Boun Ork Pansa (End of Buddhist Lent and Lai Heuan Fai ),Luang Prabang Province
  • 27/10/2018 
- Handicraft Expo 2018, Vientiane Capital
  • 10/2018
- Study tour to visit living life of local people in Nambak and Ngoi District Study tour on how to weave,natural dye demonstration,One District One Product (ODOP) at Nayang Village and sweet orange testing in Nambak District.
  • November 2018
  • 5-7/2018
- WTM 2018,London,England 
  • 5-8/11/2018 
- Boun Khao Kai Noy Festival,Xiengkhouang Province
  • 10/11/2018
- Kin Nga Festival of Ta-Oy Ethnic,Ta Oy District,Salavanh Province 
  • 11/11/2018 
- National Olypic Game,Xiengkhouang Province
  • 15-17/11/2018
- Traditional Handicraft Festival,Meuang Beng,Oudomxay Province
  • 18-22/11/2018
- That Luang Festival
  • 22/11/2018 
- The Biggest Arm Giving at That Luang area,Vientiane Capital
  • 22/11/2018
- Lao Traditional Music Festival at Tha Luang Festival 
  • 11/2018 
- Cycling Activities to Reduce Environmental Pollution and to Promote Tourism in Luang Prabang Provice
  • 11/2018
- Caravan to the Northern part of Laos
  • December 2018
  • 15-16/12/2018 
- Vangvieng Music Festival,Vangvieng Festival, Vientiane Province
  • 17-22/12/2018
- Pha That Inghang Festival,Savannakhet Province
  • 17-23/12/2018
- Boun Kinchieng (Hmong New Year),Xaysomeboun Province
  • 23-25/12/2018 
- Boun Pha Chao Sayyaseththa Stupa Festival,Attapeu Province
  • 14-27/12/2018 
- Ethenic Minority Festival,Oudomxay Town,Oudomxay Province
  • 12/2018
- Luang Prabang Film Festival Ancient Luang Prabang "Market Fair on Preserving Cultural Heritage For Tourism",Luang Prabang District,Luang Prabang Province
  • 12/2018
- Khmu Ethnics,Na lae District,Luang Prabang Province



Activities to celebrate water festival of Attapeu province in 2018
1. 12/4/2018 Miss Attapeu contest

2. 14/4/2018 Ceremony of changing the Ongsaen Buddha image shawl

3. 15/4/2018 Buddha image parade

4. 16/4/2018 the baci ceremony among provincial leader and the crowd, rice noodle and new year gift basket contest

5. Mass sport competition and sand stupa building

Attapeu  Provincial Information Culture & Tourism Department
Ban Nonsavang, Samakixay District Attapeu Province Lao P D R
Tel & Fax : + 856-36-211883, 211056