Khammouane will open the Tad Sieng Lue waterfall in the Bualapa district for the public to attract more tourists next year. This would be done after access and service facilities have been constructed in the surrounding area.
Khammouane officials have been working towards making the waterfall more accessible to tourists by commissioning the Saiphouluang company to construct an access road, service centers, restaurants, hotels, and a hiking trail, Vientiane Times reported.
The company has been granted a 40-year concession to build a 30-hectare site, with road work now underway.
Tat Sieng Lue is located in a stunning setting among thick flora in Napoung Village, roughly 12 kilometres from the provincial capital.
Khammouane is also home to other beautiful sites, particularly limestone caverns, such as Tham Nang Aen, Tham Pha Nha, Tham Pha, Tham Konglor, and Tham Xebangfay.
The province, according to Khammouane authorities, currently features 198 officially listed tourist sites, 139 of which are nature-based, 30 of which hold cultural interest, and 29 of which are historical sites.
Once construction is complete, visitors can choose from 20 hotels, 115 resorts and guesthouses, 171 restaurants, and 11 entertainment venues.
Khammouane is around 360 kilometers from Vientiane and a tourist could board a public bus or hire a car to travel to the province.
In an attempt to make Khammouane safer, last month, the Lao Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation worked together to remove unexploded ordnance in its Nakay District. Lao personnel also received training on the safe removal of explosives in the process.