territory. The French translated this into “Attapeu” during the time of French administration. During the war against the imperialists, Attapeu became the base for National Liberation. During this time it was totally destroyed. It was liberated on April 28, 1970. Remnants from the war are evident in the Province, Particularly in the eastern part along the
As it is home to many diverse ethnic minorities, it is well worth visiting. The early morning market is a great place to see ethnic minorities, who come to sell their product. Most of the population in Attapeu is comprised of upland minority groups. There are 15 major tribes in the area, including Lao, Alak, Katang, Kaleum, Katou, Suay, Oy, Taoy, Sadang, Nge, Lavea, Lavenh, Cheuang, Tariang and Nyaheung.
Treks and excursions to local hill tribe villages are easy to arrange and highly recommended. It is also possible to go on long jungle treks
There are two National Biodiversity Conservation Areas:
Main Tourist Sites
Tad Saephe Waterfall, in
Tad Phok Waterfall is 25 kilometers from Samakkixay District.
Tad Phaphong Waterfall, running from
Nong Fa Lake located a 3-day walk from Sanxay District in the northeast of Attapeu. Situated amid serene natural beauty and fenced by peaks of mountains. This virgin lake has all year round sky blue water.
Old Pagoda and Xaysetha Stupa in Xaysetha District, it was constructed in 1579 .
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