Vientiane Province is a province of Laos, located in the northwest of the country. It is a large province, covering an area of 15,927 square kilometres with 10 districts in mid north-western Laos. The province borders Luang Prabang Province to the north, Xiangkhouang Province to the northeast, Bolikhamxai Province to the east, Vientiane Prefecture and Thailand to the south, and Xaignabouli Province to the west. Much of these areas, particularly the forests of the southern part, are under the Phou Khao Khouay National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area. The principal rivers flowing through the province are the Nam Song River, Nam Ngum River and the Nam Lik River.

Since 2000, tourism in the region has flourished with many thousands visiting Vientiane province every year. Main tourist attractions include limestone mountain peaks, sheer cliffs, water sports, rock climbing and fishing. The economy of this province is mainly depend on rice production, textiles, bio-organic fertilizer & tile factory, salt extraction and minerals. Although tourism has grown rapidly, most rural peoples still depend upon agriculture for their livelihoods. The Vientiane Plain which covers Vientiane Province and Vientiane Municipality is one of the six major rice producing plains in Laos.


List of districts & experimental sites


The ongoing SRI-LMB experimental sites in the selected districts of Vientiane province are listed below:
  • Fouang
  • Meun
  • Vang Vieng

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Provincial Staff

Mr. Chansamone Douangdara
LMU/Provincial Coordinator
Provincial Agricultural Extension and Cooperatives
Vientiane Province, Lao PDR
Phone: +856-20-55796509
Email: chansmone@hotmail.com