Thalang and the Nam Theun 2 Reservoir

The Nam Theun 2 Reservoir was created by the large Nam Theun 2 hydro-electric project that flooded the plateau in 2008. Thalang is beside the bridge across the Nam Theun 2 reservoir, alongside the the Nakai plateau and the Nakai Nam Theun National Protected Area.

You can stay there at a guest house with wifi and views over the water, watch local fishing boats and eat at waterside restaurants or have a picnic. Boat trips on the reservoir including trips to the islands can be arranged through guesthouses and local boat operators.


55km south of Lak Sao, 22km north of Nakai

17°50’39.6″N 105°03’13.5″E


Don’t let Google Maps confuse you. It still shows Nam Theun’s former state as a mere river, rather than as the massive reservoir that was created after the dam was built nearly 10 years ago.