Mekong at Ban Thanoun Village in Sainyabuli Province

Ban Thanoun (Ban Thanoun) is a populated place (class P – Populated Place) in Khoueng Xaignabouli (Xiagnabouli), Laos (Asia) with the region font code of Asia/Pacific. It is located at an elevation of 331 meters above sea level.
Ban Thanoun is also known as Ban Tanoun, Ban Tha Nun, Ban Thanoun.

Its coordinates are 19°49’33” N and 101°28’55” E in DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds) or 19.8258 and 101.482 (in decimal degrees). Its UTM position is QB69 and its Joint Operation Graphics reference is NE47-04.

Current local time is 08:06; the sun rises at 08:10 and sets at 20:17 local time (Asia/Vientiane UTC/GMT+7). The standard time zone for Ban Thanoun is UTC/GMT+7
In 2023 DST starts on – and ends on -.

A Populated place is a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work.

Ban Thanoun Village
Ban Thanoun is a very picturesque Kh’mu village set on the Mekong river banks, upstream Pakbeng, Oudomxay province, where most of the boats going to and coming from Luang Prabang stop overnight. Instead of following the flow of tourists to Pakbeng, try stopping over at Ban Thanoun to experience real Lao life on the river. The village is gorgeaous and the white sand beaches are unique to the region. Kh(mu hospitality is a must-live in Laos! This tiny village is also a possible starting point for a 2 days trek to Hongsa through an untouch portion of old forest and small villages. Arriving in Hongsa offers an incredible panoramic view on its valley and rice fields… Ask local people to take you there! They are the best possible guides you will find!

Getting There

There are two ways to get to Ban Thanoun. Either by land from Hongsa. At the Hongsa bus station, ask for a local taxi to take you to Ban Thanoun (on the way to Tha Souang, turn right and on to Thanoun). Another way to get there is by boat from Luang Prabang, Pakbeng or Tha Souang.