Ban Phou Luang Tai Hmong Village

Submitted by zach on Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:51

After a 40km bike and hike starting from Luang Prabang, Laos, we finally arrived at our destination of Ban Phou Luang Tai. Situated on top of a mountain, this Hmong village appears to have changed very little through the ages. The village does not have running water (I've been told there is a river 10-15 minutes away) nor does it have electricity (solar panels have been installed in only one of the buildings). It appears the village relies on selling livestock. The Hmong do not keep their livestock in pens, and so dogs, pigs, goats, and chickens freely wander and roam throughout the village.