Pak Lay is a city in Northern Laos.
The first settlement in Laos after crossing the Thai-Lao border at Nam Hueng.
There are two bus stations in town. Heading south: Vientiane 90,000 kip; Nam Hueng 35,000 kip. Heading north: Sayabouly and Luang Prabang
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), ☎ . 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), ☎ . , Clean, new rooms with air and fan options. 60,000+ kip (Feb 2012).