Welcome to Hin Nam No National Protected Area!

Scenic landscapes, rugged karst mountains, highly biodiverse flora and fauna and lovely people. That is how this unique NPA in central Laos could be briefly described. Of course, there would be much more to mention and even more to explore, the latter being a continuous process here in this part of the Annamite mountains. Due to the specific topography consisting of steep mountains, unreachable hilltops, hidden valleys, unknown caves, countless streams and springsHin Nam No NPA is still a very well conserved place on earth harboring a huge quantity of hidden treasures.

But it is not only the biodiversity that makes Hin Nam No a real unique place. Also, the people surrounding and guarding the NPA are quiet distinct. It is the first NPA in Lao PDR where villagers are directly involved and engaged in the sustainable use and protection of the NPA, making their living out of it. And as diverse as flora and fauna are inside the NPA, as diverse are the people around. Different ethnic groups, speaking different languages and dialects are about to proof that a joint effort and strong willingness to change will lead to strong governance and ownership. Thus, conserving not only the habitat of flora and fauna, but their own natural resources.

We invite you to browse this webpage for more information and it would be a pleasure to meet you at Hin Nam No NPA. Be our guest and feel what makes the difference of this unspoiled and amazing place. Get the real experience and simply enjoy.


Contact: Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment of Khammouane Province
Forest Resource Management Section
Anouvong Road, Laoh Phoxai Village, Thakhek District, Khammouane Province
Tel/Fax: +856 – 51 – 213 344