Bokeo province is the smallest province in the country and borders Thailand and Myanmar. This is the Lao side of the ‘Golden Triangle’. The province has 34 ethnic groups, the second most ethnically diverse province in Laos. The photo shows a group of Akha (Ikaw or Kaw) people from the Golden Triangle area taken in 1900.
Huay Xai is the border town with Thailand, the city is busy and prosperous.
Located in the center of Huay Xay is Chomkao Manilat temple. The view from the the temple hill over Houy Xay city,the Mekong river and surrounding mountains is a definite reward for making it up the many steps.