Cool Pool and Ban Napavan
Ban Napavan is north off Route 8 on the way to Cool Pool. From the village and its temple there are stunning views to the mountains. Read the villagers’ own stories of their ancestors, and the legend of Nong Hia cave in Khamkeut.
Follow signs for 2km to the lovely Cool Pool, a special environment created by the geology of the limestone karsts. You can swim in the refreshing clear water and buy drinks and snacks there.
Khamkeut District, Bolikhamxai
This spring on the Nam Mang river can be reached by turning left at Ban Phontan, Khamkeut District, after which you pass Ban Napavan and walk about 2 km.