Vieng Phoukha is a mountainous district located in the south of Luang Namtha Province on Road 3 about 60 Km from Luang Namtha. It has a total land area of 1,866 square kilometers, bordering Namtha, Nalae and Long District as well as Bokeo Province with a population of 18,727 people in 2005. Most people in Vieng Phoukha live in small rural villages and practice agriculture as their main occupation. The ethnic minority groups in the district are Akha, Muser, Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum. Vieng Phoukha is the main town between Nam Tha and Huay Xai in Bokeo. So if you are entering or exiting Laos you will pass this town. There are many activities you can do, especially cave visits and trekking.The historical sites in town are worth to be visited.