In 2015 I made a motorbike trip from Thali in Loei province to Nan via Laos. This is about the day I was riding route 4A from Sayaboury (also written as Xaignabouli, Xaignabouri, Xayaboury, Sayabouli, Sayabouri) to Hongsa. It is only 83 km but 40 km goes thru steep ever-green mountains with small hill-tribes villages along the road. This part of Laos is part of Nan district in Laos, that once was a kingdom together with what we now call Nan province in Thailand.
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