Visit Daauw Home in Huay Xai, Laos

Huay Xai is yet another place in Laos that has a number of different ways to spell its name, including Huay Xay and Hoauy Xai. This town sits on the border between Thailand and Laos, and in this sense it often operates as a simple entry and exit point.
Another big reason why people pass through Huay Xai is to cruise along the Mekong River, as this is one of the main activities on offer in this town. From Huay Xai you can take a boat to idyllic Luang Prabang which takes several days but is said to be one of the best activities available in the region. 

The main market in Huay Xai is also known as the Morning Market.
As the name suggests, you need to get here as early as possible in the morning in order to experience the market at its liveliest and you will find a huge range of produce on offer here.
If you come early enough, then you can even find sellers who come down from neighboring villages to sell ethnic handicrafts, as well as fruits, vegetables and textiles.

2. Explore Wat Keophone Savanthanaram
Wat Keophone Savanthanaram is a temple that is best known for its murals which depict rather violence scenes of acts of torture.
If you are not squeamish, then you can observe these along the walls of the ordination hall, or you can go for a walk around the grounds instead.
If you walk up the hill behind the temple itself then you will find a large statue of a Reclining Buddha.

Fort Carnot is a large fort that was originally built during the French colonial period in Huay Xai.
It is located on a scenic hillside close to main office of the Governor of Bokeo and you will find two large towers on show here which are the main part of the fort that remain.
In recent years the fort fell into disrepair and closed although it has now reopened and been cleaned up a little which makes it a worthwhile stop off on a tour of Huay Xai.

Perhaps the most famous restaurant in Huay Xai is called Daauw Home and this is located on a stepped rice terrace which looks out directly over the stunning Mekong River.
This restaurant was built to support the local ethnic communities in Laos, and you can come here and have dinner or shop at the onsite Women Empowerment Shop.
They also have cooking classes on offer so you can come here to try your hand at making some of the local dishes.
In Daauw Home, some of the people stay now at Daauw Farm and try to build up the Organic Farm

You can help (text we are project kajsiab laos .......etc)4 more pictures of the kids at Daauw Home

Some of the students who were raised at Daauw Home are now going to college in Luang Prabang. 

We are all very proud of the Kajsiab people in these challenging times.
We are also very proud of our young people who try to build up a better life, break the cycle of poverty.
Proud of all the young people at Kajsiab educate their selves, try to learn new skills, try to do their best at school, working hard to cover daily costs at Kajsiab Shelter.

Do you want to buy something special for the Kajsiab children in Laos for Christmas?
Here is the way to do it!
Three options:
- Buy a gift for friends or relatives and the Kajsiab Women and Children will be so very happy and proud!
See the next picture to choose a gift
- Give a donation for the upcoming year of Kajsiab Kids Education fund for school fees, uniforms, books and shoes. You decide the amount you wish to give! Go to www.daauwvillagelaos.com and click donate
- Send a package directly to Laos! Send toys, clothes, pens or drawing material in a package to
Daauw Home Laos
P.O. Box 372
Huay Xai, Bokeo
Lao P.D.R

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