Phu Bia to be developed as Laos’ new tourist site

Xaysomboun province will develop Phu Bia mountain as a new tourist attraction to increase income to the province.

Deputy Prime Minister Asang Laoly urged the authorities of the Xaysomboun province to research a long history of Phu Bia mountain and to develop infrastructure construction and public facilities in line with the conservation of long existing tradition and a way of life of ethnic people, intergrated into forestry and wildlife.

Mr Asang gave his advice at a meeting on Phu Bia mountain development at International Cooperation Training Centre yesterday.  He also urged participants to brainstorm a future plan for protection and development of Phu Bia mountain.

“Phu Bia is among 20 mountains with its height up to 2,000 metres above sea level, which is the highest mountain with a height of 2,820 metres, located in Xaysomboun province,” said the Head of Information, Culture and Tourism Department of Xaysomboun province, Mr Vonpadith Dalanouvong.

Travelling from the bottom of Phu Bia mountain, 5-km from Xaysomboun district to the North of Anouvong district passing through the Chao Anouvong cave with an untouched and abundant nature and beautiful forest to the third top of Phu Bia, we can see the Phonesavanh district of Xiengkhouang province, Paksan district of Borikhamsay province and Mekong River, Mr Vonpadith added.