Kong Keo Guesthouse & Tours

Address: Phonsavan, Lao Peoples Dem Rep | Hotel
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This hotel, located in Phonsavan, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Rock Sound, and Tarpum Bay.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKong Keo Guesthouse & Tours Phonsavan

Reviewed by ambulantali

All you need in Phonsavan

Reviewed Jun 20, 2015
by (24 reviews) Dublin , Ireland Flag of Ireland

They were renovating when we arrived here, so it was a bit of a mess. But the improvements should be great when completed. We slept in the older cabins, and were told there was no hot water, which was fine. The toilet is in the room, so it's quite the intimate experience, especially if you are with people you don't know so well. We were able to get Mr Keo to tailor the tour to what we wanted, to a point. He was very knowledgeable, although his direct nature is something to get used to. Very close to town and the bus station and a good place to stay overall.

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Reviewed by lj.oz

Relaxing Like Laos

Reviewed Oct 17, 2013
by (23 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

Nice and quiet. near center of town and close to the nightly entertainment. The owner Mr Kong is a friendly, really nice guy. He also organizes trips to the jar sights.

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Reviewed by doglegtravels

Interesting chats & big rats!

Reviewed Oct 10, 2013
by (9 reviews) Perth , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

Mr Kong Keo alone is reason to stay at the guesthouse, what a character! It's a decent place with a rat problem so ask for one of the concrete bungalows instead of the wooden ones. There's a nice decking area where you're guaranteed to have some interesting conversations with Mr K. He runs tours but if you go to Lao Falang restaurant 2 minutes away, which is run by Mr K's sister, you will find MrK's brother Weo and we would say to go with him!

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Reviewed by 2totango


Reviewed Dec 12, 2012
by (24 reviews) varies... , Canada Flag of Canada

Interesting place filled with bombs and bugs. Really friendly staff. We enjoyed chatting the evenings away over fires in old cluster bomb casings. Super relaxed staff make you feel at home.

Also run some amazing tours. Make sure you take the one with the waterfall - you won't forget it!

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TripAdvisor Reviews Kong Keo Guesthouse & Tours Phonsavan

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

Travel Blogs from Phonsavan

Powerful History in Phonsavan

A travel blog entry by ambulantali on Jun 20, 2015

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It's hard to know where to start with this blog, as one of the most moving and educational parts of my journey was in Phonsavan. I originally decided to go here, slightly off the beaten path, because of the area knows as The Plain of Jars. Hundreds of large stone jars scattered across numerous sites in the region. Their use and date is still in …

Laos - Plain of Jars

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jun 12, 2014

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... the Second Indochina War. It was a great opportunity for us to learn something new so we gladly spent there some additional time.

Later we met a friendly couple from Germany that had been travelling with a baby for 4 months. The baby girl was 3 months when they started their worldwide trip and now she is 7 months. They plan to be on the road for 18 months. They definitely have our respect because neither of us canīt imagine to take care of an infant during such a long ...

The most bombed country in the world.

A travel blog entry by almightyg73 on Jun 06, 2014

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... site and indeed it was a field full of jars. Big jars made of stone. The fact they date back thousands of years and are carved from stone is quite impressive as some of these jars are massive, over 8ft tall. It must have taken some skill and effort back then to create such things and the fact they still stand today is an amazing feat. After we had wandered around the site we were taken to see an old destroyed Russian tank that is now home to a few chickens next to a farm. An ...

Phonsavan and the Plain of Jars

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan on May 19, 2014

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... but one place called Bamboozled has been recommended so we head there. We order, and then start talking to an Aussie woman called Sue, and we spend the rest of the night chatting about travelling, Australia and the UK!

We’re up early for the tour – we grab a quick breakfast then meet up. Seems it’ll be quite busy, the minibus is fairly full, mostly Europeans but there are a couple of Taiwanese girls too. Our first stop is Jar Site 1 ...

The Most Bombed Country in The World

A travel blog entry by jasonandgaryn on May 12, 2014

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... for people living in this part of Laos. The government will take care of victims who were injured if they were farming or if the explosion was completely accidental by providing medical and other support. However, if the victim caused the explosion by trying to search for scrap metal or by playing with the UXO, the government won't help the victim.

For nine years, bombs and Agent Orage were dropped on Laos every eight minutes. For a country dependent on agriculture for ...