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Pak Lay is a city in Northern Laos.


The first settlement in Laos after crossing the Thai-Lao border at Nam Hueng.

Get in[edit]

There are two bus stations in town. Heading south: Vientiane 90,000 kip; Nam Hueng 35,000 kip. Heading north: Sayabouly and Luang Prabang

Get around[edit]

Explore the town by foot or take tuk-tuk from the bus stations to centre.



A small market is located in the centre next to the football playground. BCEL Bank has an ATM and accepts international cards.



  • Bay First (Main road), +856 20 2067673. 07:00-23:00. Good Thai-Lao food. Friendly owner/chef with 15 years cooking experience in Bangkok.


Places on the Mekong River with overlooking views.


  • Duang Chai Phet Hotel (Main road next to the monument), +856 74 215050, +856 20 55778333. Clean, new rooms with air and fan options. 60,000+ kip (Feb 2012).


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