A report on Phou BiaXaisomboun province and Laos

Phou Bia mountain from Xaysomboun town
Pha That Luang in Vientiane is the national symbol of Laos.
Fa Ngum, founder of the Lan Xang Kingdom
Local Lao soldiers in the French Colonial guard, c. 1900
French General Salan and Prince Sisavang Vatthana in Luang Prabang, 4 May 1953
Ruins of Muang Khoun, former capital of Xiangkhouang province, destroyed by the American bombing of Laos in the late 1960s
Pathet Lao soldiers in Vientiane, 1972
Mekong River flowing through Luang Prabang
Paddy fields in Laos
Laos map of Köppen climate classification.
Flag of the ruling Lao People's Revolutionary Party
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ASEAN heads of state in New Delhi on 25 January 2018
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016
Hmong girls in Laos, 1973
A proportional representation of Laos exports, 2019
GDP per capita development in Laos
Near the sanctuary on the main upper level of Vat Phou, looking back towards the Mekong River
Rivers are an important means of transport in Laos.
Pha That Luang in Vientiane. The Buddhist stupa that is a national symbol of Laos.
Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane.
National University of Laos in Vientiane.
An example of Lao cuisine
Lao women wearing sinhs
Lao dancers during the New Year celebration
New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.
Wat Nong Sikhounmuang - buddhist pagoda in Luang Prabang.

Phou Bia (Lao: ພູເບັ້ຍ) is the highest mountain in Laos.

- Phou Bia

Xaisomboun (/saɪʒəʊmbuːn/ Lao ໄຊສົມບູນ) is a mountainous province in central Laos, between Vientiane province and Xiangkhouang province.

- Xaisomboun province

In 2021, Xaisomboun Province officials announced the development of Phou Bia Mountain as a "sustainable development tourism site", valued at some US$500 million.

- Phou Bia

To the northeast of the town of Xaisomboun in neighbouring Xiangkhouang province is Phou Bia Mountain—at 2,819 m (9,249 ft) the highest point in Laos.

- Xaisomboun province

Its thickly forested landscape consists mostly of rugged mountains, the highest of which is Phou Bia at 2818 m, with some plains and plateaus.

- Laos

A new province, Xaisomboun province, was established on 13 December 2013.

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Plain of Jars, girls of Houang
Map shows ethnicities distribution of Indochina peninsula in 1926, includes Laotian and Vietnamese communities settled in Xiangkhouang before 1945.
A spoon seller, Ban Napia
Plain of Jars archaeological site 1
The ruins of Wat Piawat Temple and its large Buddha statue (which survived and remains to this day), which was almost completely destroyed during the First and Second Indochina Wars
Hmong girls
Bullfight, Hmong New Year
Phuan girls in traditional clothing

Xiangkhouang (Lao: ຊຽງຂວາງ, meaning 'Horizontal City') is a province of Laos on the Xiangkhoang Plateau, in the nation's northeast.

The plateau is characterized by rolling hills and grassland whose elevation averages 1300 m. The country's highest peak, Phou Bia (2820 m), rises at the south side of the plateau.

Thathom District was moved to Xaisomboun province in January 2006.