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Nong Kiau Riverside

Nong Khiaw, Laos

Nong Kiau Riverside Resort is located on the banks of the scenic Nam Ou River in the northern town of Nong Khiaw. This is a really great place to stopover en route from northern Laos to Luang Prabang or vice versa, or even spend a few nights here!

At a Glance

  • Beautiful riverside position

  • Good sized bungalows all overlooking the river

  • Near the bridge which offers amazing sunset views

  • Lots of really good value local restaurants within walking distance

Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track, Culture

Insider's View

Order the fresh pancakes for breakfast!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Nong Kiau Riverside is an excellent choice for those who like views, as the cottages are perched on the river's edge.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

I really recommend Nong Kiau for adventurous couples and families that prioritize location over luxury. It's very simple but has the most glorious views.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Nong Kiau Riverside or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Laos


Nong Kiau Riverside Resort provides a great stopover base when you journey up or down the Nam Ou river in Northern Laos to or from Luang Prabang. The resort holds a beautiful location on the banks of the river with all bungalows having beautiful views over the water. There are beautiful gardens surrounding the bungalows which add lots of color and charm to the resort.

There are only 15 bungalows in total so it is a lovely boutique resort. All bungalows are very spacious with 40sqm of space with a big private balcony so you can enjoy the views. There is a restaurant at the resort where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and supper should you wish. But it may be fun to venture out in the evening to a local restaurant of which there are many!

You may just be staying one night here, but if you want to stay a few more there are lots of fun activities to do in the area. You can rent some bikes from the resort to explore the area a bit further, perhaps challenge yourself to the viewpoint trek, maybe do some kayaking on the river or even enjoy a cooking class so you could easily fill a few days here.


There are 15 bungalows at the resort all of the same category - you can have either a twin or double bed set up. Rooms are very spacious so there is room for an extra bed if you are traveling as a family. They have balconies overlooking the river and air conditioning for the warmer months and bed heaters for the cooler months.


Although children are welcome to stay here, there are no specific facilities available for them. An extra bed can be added to the bungalows.


The restaurant serves freshly cooked breakfasts, lunches and suppers. The menu mainly consists of Laotian dishes and a few Thai ones and they are generally very tasty!


The resort can help you organize any tours you may want to do - perhaps some kayaking on the Nam Ou River, some trekking in the mountains or just renting a bike to cycle around the town to take in the local culture.

Location & Directions

Nong Khiaw, Laos

Nong Kiau Riverside is located in the town of Nong Kiau in northern Laos, it can be accessed either by road or boat from Luang Prabang or from Muang La further up the river,

When to go

Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March; however, temperatures rarely drop below 22°C during the day. Humidity is highest between May and September, when sunbursts follow tropical downpours and temperatures can climb to 35°C. However, the average year-round temperature is a pleasant 25°C.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Nong Kiau Riverside or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Laos

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