Phou Bia Mountain in Xaisomboun, Laos
Phou Bia is the highest (2,820 meters) mountain in Laos, situated in Anouvong District, 30 kilometers north of province’s capital. The annual average temperature on the top of Phou Bia is approximately – 5˚C. This area is rich in biodiversity, providing a home for various species of wildlife. Interestingly, there is a special type of grasses resembles a pile of straw covering throughout the ground, and we will feel smooth when we step on it.
According to a source by Vientiane Times, Khamphay Sana Group is to develop new tourism facilities on the Phou Bia Mountain site after a feasibility study on the project was completed in 2020. The development will take place in Phou Houa Xang Village, in Anouvong District, Xaysomboun Province.
Phou Bia (also written as Phu Bia and Phoubia or Bia Mountain) is the highest mountain in Laos at 2,820 meters high. The area is rich in biodiversity and natural resources, most famous for the Phu Bia Mine, however, the population remains one of the poorest in the country and sees little tourism. Xaysomboun is a mountainous province and is situated between Vientiane – Laos’s Capital City and Xiang Khouang – commonly famous for the Plain of Jars.