This small village is located in the Bakeo province of northern Laos, as a halfway point for those traveling between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang. The village is right on the banks of the Mekong River, and is often just a halfway point and a rest-stop for many travelers making their journey across the Mekong. Getting to Pakbeng is best done by boat, as the location of the village is right by the river and boats arrive regularly. Once in Pakbeng, the most popular activity is to sit back and relax while watching the Mekong make its way alongside the shore, or just walk around the small village and enjoy some of the local food and get to know the people who make their lives by the river. Most of the guesthouses in Pakbeng are located within walking distance of the river, perfect for those arriving for short break before getting back on the boat. The interactive map on this page is a great place to start exploring where the hotels and attractions of Pakbeng can be found.