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Nong Kiau Riverside

Nong Khiaw

Offering simple accommodation on the banks of the Nam Ou River, the Nong Kiau Riverside is a gem of a property in an unbeatable location. The simply decorated bungalows may not be to everyone's taste; ratan walls and thatched roofs are among some of the slightly dated elements. However, what this property may lack in modern touches it certainly makes up for in spectacular river views and mesmerizing sunsets. The good-sized rooms feature four-poster beds and are perfectly comfortable, boasting private balconies with wide-reaching views over the Nam Ou River and the surrounding mountains.

You could come here purely for the picturesque countryside setting, but Nong Khiaw is a convenient, relaxing stopover on your journey between Muang La and Luang Prabang (or vice versa), which makes it even more desirable. Just a two-minute walk from the bridge that leads directly into Nong Khiaw, expect a laid-back and enjoyable stay with extremely friendly staff.


On the banks of the Nam Ou River, surrounded by steep, forested hillsides, Nong Kiau Riverside is just 3 hours’ drive from Luang Prabang and accessed by either road or boat. 

A little more detail

  • Air-con and heating

  • Private balconies with river views 

  • Kayaking & bike hire

  • Cookery classes

From a client…

The perfect place to chill with a Beer Lao and watch the fishermen go by.

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Bungalows overlooking the river at Nong Kiau Riverside
Bungalows at Nong Kiau Riverside
Riverside restaurant at Nong Kiau Riverside
Restaurant at Nong Kiau Riverside
Canopy bed at Nong Kiau Riverside
Bedroom at Nong Kiau Riverside
Riverside bungalow at Nong Kiau Riverside
Bungalow at Nong Kiau Riverside
Stilted bungalow at Nong Kiau Riverside
Stilted bungalow at Nong Kiau Riverside

Why we love it

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The riverside

The Nam Ou River is arguably the most spectacular stretch of river you will ever see; it’s nothing short of a mystical fairytale. The Nong Kiau Riverside enables you to experience it at your own pace. We suggest staying here for a night to break up what could be a long journey on your route through the Laos countryside; enjoy the scenery, explore the local village by bike and don’t forget to have the pancakes at breakfast! 

View downriver at Nong Kiau Riverside

What can you do there?

Spend hours taking in the surrounding scenery, limestone mountains and misty mornings, sipping coffee on your balcony. Hire a bike from the resort and cycle through the nearby village, or try your hand at a cookery class and learn the local cuisine. If you are feeling up for a challenge, trek to the viewpoint for unforgettable panoramas, or head out on the water and gently kayak down the river.

Room with a balcony at Nong Kiau Riverside

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