Theme Week Laos – Phongsali

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General
Reading Time:  3 minutes

Phongsali © Stefan Auth

Phongsali © Stefan Auth

Phongsali or Phongsaly is the capital of Phongsaly Province. It is the northernmost provincial capital in Laos, opposite Attapeu in the south. The town has about 6,000 inhabitants. It lies at approximately 1,430 meters elevation on the slopes of Mount Phu Fa (1,625 meters). Phongsali has summer temperatures around 25-30 °C, with frequent rain. In winter, from November to March, it is cool and mostly sunny, with daytime temperatures between 10-18 °C.

In the centre of the town are houses built in Yunnanese style with ornate wooden fronts. This is quite rare as the preserved city was not destroyed like other cities in northern Laos during the Vietnam War by bombing.

Nam Ou river © Stefan Auth Phongsali © Stefan Auth © Stefan Auth Tea plantations © Stefan Auth Laos-Tea_from_Phongsali-Stefan_Auth
<
>
Tea from Phongsali © Stefan Auth
A 400 year-old tea plantation is about 18 kilometers away in the village of Ban Komaen, which according to some tea experts has some of the oldest tea trees in the world. The large root system of the old trees extends deep into the mineral-rich soil and gives the “Phongsali tea” a distinctive aroma and taste.

A large number of tried and tested eco-trekking tours lead through jungles and remote mountain villages on often narrow paths. You will spend the night in the villages in family houses, which is equipped with mattresses and blankets. The families also prepare the food for their guests.

Here you can find the complete Overview of all Theme Weeks.

Read more on PhongsalyTourism.org, Wikivoyage Phongsali and Wikipedia Phongsali. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.






Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

[caption id="attachment_26505" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Datastat/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA). Proponents say the agreement would result in multilateral economic growth. The American government considers the TTIP a companion agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After a proposed draft was leaked in March 2014, the European Commission launche...

[ read more ]

Chicago on Lake Michigan

Chicago on Lake Michigan

[caption id="attachment_201603" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chicago River ferries offer sightseeing tours and water-taxi transportation © flickr.com - John Picken/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994, it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, a...

[ read more ]

Augsburg, the Fugger city

Augsburg, the Fugger city

[caption id="attachment_160490" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fuggerei, the world';s first ever build social housing project © Wolfgang B. Kleiner / context medien und verlag Augsburg[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Augsburg is a city in the south-west of Bavaria in Germany. It is a University town and home of the Regierungsbezirk Schwaben and the Bezirk Schwaben. Augsburg is an urban district and home to the institutions of the Landkreis Augsburg. It is, as of 2008, the third-largest city in Bavaria with a population exceeding 26...

[ read more ]

Lady Washington

Lady Washington

[caption id="attachment_152278" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lady Washington on Morro Bay © flickr.com - Michael L. Baird/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lady Washington is a ship name that is shared by at least 4 different small wooden merchant sailing vessels during two different time periods. The original sailed for about 10 years in the 18th century. A somewhat updated modern replica was created in 1989. Lady Washington has appeared in various films, portraying HMS Interceptor in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: T...

[ read more ]

Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo

Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo

[caption id="attachment_236837" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Renaissance wing © Bjs[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Palace) is also called Royal Palace of Palermo. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily with the Hauteville dynasty and served afterwards as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of Sicily. Since 1946 it has been the seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly. The building is the oldest royal residence in Europe; and was the private residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Si...

[ read more ]

Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan

Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_240080" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lobby © Historystuff2/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hotel Chelsea (also the Chelsea Hotel; colloquially The Chelsea) is a hotel at 222 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Built between 1883 and 1884, the hotel was designed by Philip Hubert in a style described variously as Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Gothic. The 12-story Chelsea, originally a housing cooperative, has been the home of numerous writers, musician...

[ read more ]

Torbay on the English Riviera

Torbay on the English Riviera

[caption id="attachment_168861" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from Torquay towards Paignton © Kicior99/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Torbay is a borough in Devon, administered by the unitary authority of Torbay Council. It consists of 62.87 square kilometres (24.27 sq mi) of land, spanning the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, located around an east-facing natural harbour (Tor Bay) on the English Channel. Torbay is roughly equidistant from the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. A popular tourist destination with...

[ read more ]

The American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side in Manhattan

The American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side in Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_152156" align="aligncenter" width="590"] American Museum of Natural History with Theodore Roosevelt monument © Ingfbruno/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the museum complex comprises 27 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a plan...

[ read more ]

Jewish life in the historic center of Berlin, around the Oranienburger Straße, Rosenthaler Straße and the Scheunenviertel

Jewish life in the historic center of Berlin, around the Oranienburger Straße, Rosenthaler Straße and the Scheunenviertel

[caption id="attachment_196740" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Oranienburger Straße and New Synagogue © Rohieb/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oranienburger Straße is a street in central Berlin. It is located in the borough of Mitte, north of the River Spree, and runs south-east from Friedrichstraße to Hackescher Markt. There are also two lesser known streets named "Oranienburger Straße" in Berlin, in Reinickendorf and in Lichtenrade. The name is derived from the nearby town of Oranienburg. The street is po...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Belgium - Ypres in West Flanders

Theme Week Belgium - Ypres in West Flanders

[caption id="attachment_159809" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grote Markt, the market square © Tony Grist[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ypres is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. Though Ieper is the Dutch and only official name, the city's French name, Ypres, is most commonly used in English due to its role in World War I when only French was in official use in Belgian documents, including on maps. The municipality comprises the city of Ypres and the villages of Boezinge, Brielen, Dikkebus,...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
© flickr.com - Karan Jain/cc-by-sa-2.0
Rue Gouraud in Beirut

Rue Gouraud is a mixed residential and commercial street in Gemmayzeh, a neighborhood in the Rmeil district of Beirut in...

Mekong River flowing through Luang Prabang © flickr.com - Allie Caulfield/cc-by-2.0
Theme Week Laos

Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao: Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao), is a socialist state and the only landlocked...

Senate House © An Siarach
University of London

The University of London is a federal research university located in London. As of March 2020

Schließen