Xe Bang Fai River

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The Xe Ban Fai River, downstream the village of Ban Chalou, Khammouane, Laos

The Xe Bang Fai River (Nam Xebangfai) is a river in Laos.[a] It originates in the Annamite Range on the border between Laos and Vietnam at 17°3′1″N 106°20′54″E / 17.05028°N 106.34833°E / 17.05028; 106.34833 (Xe Bang Fai). It flows through Khammouane Province and Savannakhet Province.[1]

Xe Bang Fai River Cave[edit]

Xe Bang Fai River Cave is in Hin Namno National Park in Khammouane Province. It is believed to be one of the largest river caves in the world with passages some 120 meters tall and 200 meters wide, and a subterranean channel seven kilometres long.[2] 17°22′24″N 105°50′14″E / 17.37333°N 105.83722°E / 17.37333; 105.83722 (Tham Khoun Xe)


  1. ^ In Laotian generally nam is 'water', but in southern Laos a river is called xe or se. That is, Xe Bang Fai is "River Bang Fai". Sekong or Xekong means 'River Kong'.


  1. ^ Lao Red Cross Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Patowary, Kaushik (8 July 2015). "Tham Khoun Xe Cave". Amusing Planet. Retrieved 2 February 2021.

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